There’s so much I could say about Amber Sharp.
I first met Amber several years ago when she interned on “Noah’s Arc.” She was Patrik’s assistant and we pretty much hit it off from there become friends. From there, I started looking out for her and trying to support her in her own ambitions of being a filmmaker. Amber did just that when she debuted with her film “Triple Minority.” “Triple Minority” is a short film about a woman who had to make a decision between her family and the love of her life and in the end choose love. From there, Amber told me that she was going to work on creating a real series that was reflective of the lesbian community that she knew. I made a promise to Amber that when she was ready, I’d be there to support her in anyway that I could, and you know what, she actually did it. With the support of her partner Seema, Amber has created the new series “Don’t Go” which is premiering this weekend in Los Angeles (for my Angelinos.) It’s an intriguing look into the lives of a group of friends living in an apartment in Los Angeles.
But Amber isn’t resting on her laurels, she’s now out in the streets hustling support for her new series and hoping to take her act on the road to film festivals around the country and hopefully to a network near you.
Amber is what I call, "as sweet as pudding pie." She’s just an all around cool friend to have in your life and she’s a comedian too. Don’t let the look of innocence fool ya, lol.
Because of Amber’s dedication and hard work in putting this new series together and in honor of it’s World Premiere this weekend in Los Angeles, Amber Sharp is this week’s Lesbian I Love. Congrats Amber et all!!!
More On Amber Sharp…
Single, Dating, or Married:
Children? Yes, No, In the Future:
In the far future
What’s your favorite color?
What’s your favorite food?
BBQ…everything with all the fixings.
L Word or Girlfriends?
Don’t have a preference
Do you prefer fem or butch women and why?
Fem with a mixture of tomboy—I like a nice balance.
Favorite body part and why?
Her mind. If I can’t get pass what comes out her mouth then I won’t be able to see anything else.
As Black a woman do you prefer nappy or straight hair and why?
Doesn’t matter. As long as she wears it with confidence, it works for me.
What in your opinion are the biggest issues facing Black lesbians and our solutions if any?
I feel that black lesbians have a lack of respect for one another…meaning we don’t support one another. The solution is simple—unity, come together.
Who’s in your iPod/CD player?
A little something of everything…mostly old school R&B.
What is your favorite quote?
“If you can see up then you can get up.”
Who’s your favorite author and why?
I love to read so I have a lot of favorites from Audre Lorde to Rohinton Mistry.
When you watch television what do you watch?
It depends on my mood. If I want substance I watch “Six Feet Under” or “Grey’s Anatomy,” but if i want fun and laughs I watch “Family Guy” or “The Steve Harvey Show.”
Single most important piece of advice for younger Black lesbians…
Love who you are ‘cause no one will love you like you do.
Details on the World Premiere of "Don’t Go" @ Outfest
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Directors Guild of America
7920 West Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
Connect with Amber and see the trailer for "Don’t Go"