​Model Andreja Pejic Is Crowdfunding an Autobiographical Documentary

In July, Andreja Pejic, the Serbian-born Australian model who rose to fame for her androgynous look and style, came out as a trans woman. Now, she and a filmmaker friend are creating a documentary about her past as well as her uncertain future in modeling and are asking for support for their Kickstarter campaign. » 9/07/14 4:30pm 9/07/14 4:30pm

Dude Raises $160K on Kickstarter for Horror Show Period Underwear

Some dude has created a Kickstarter for Period Panties, which are special underpants with lurid cartoons on them that you can wear when you're on your period. Period Panties are meant to helpfully eliminate the difficulty of explaining to your significant other that you are menstruating (because saying "I am on my… » 2/13/14 1:00pm 2/13/14 1:00pm

Guardian Writer Gets Lambasted Over Insensitive Crowdfunding Column

Earlier this week, British musician Devonté Hynes lost all his belongings when a fire broke out in his apartment. Even more tragically, the fire killed his beloved dog Cupid. Seeking a way to help, the mother of his girlfriend Samantha Urbani (of the band Friends) started a Go Fund Me that has raised over $24,000 from… » 12/19/13 3:50pm 12/19/13 3:50pm

Crowdfund an all-woman anthology of scifi and fantasy stories

Athena's Daughters is an upcoming anthology written, edited, and illustrated entirely by women, and it's looking for a little crowdfunding support. You can also pledge your dollars toward 3D scanned skull jewelry, a massive zombie taxonomy poster, and a series of beautifully illustrated art books. » 12/15/13 4:27pm 12/15/13 4:27pm

Kickstarter Apologizes: 'We Were Wrong' to Fund Rapey Project

Kickstarter just published a thoughtful, effective apology for allowing a slimy pick-up artist to use the site to solicit funds for a "seduction guide" that reads like a how-to for sexually harassing and assaulting women. Here's the company's explanation — entitled "We were wrong" — which includes a vow to ban… » 6/21/13 12:30pm 6/21/13 12:30pm

Kickstarter Says Rapey Project Is 'Abhorrent,' Allows Funding Anyway

A self-described "master pickup artist" used Kickstarter to raise 800% of his target goal to publish a book that encourages men to aggressively dominate women — specifically without asking for permission — if they want to get laid. After widespread protest, Kickstarter called the project "abhorrent and inconsistent… » 6/20/13 3:40pm 6/20/13 3:40pm

Redditor's PUA Kickstarter Project Recommends Sexual Assault

There's a pick-up artist project on Kickstarter — (over)funded almost exclusively thanks to Reddit, natch —- that encourages men to "force" women to rebuff advances because “personal space is for pussies." Will Kickstarter shut it down before the creator receives over $15,000 this afternoon? » 6/19/13 10:00am 6/19/13 10:00am

Zosia Mamet's $32,000 Folk Music Kickstarter Failed

We were really hoping that Zosia Mamet's music video Kickstarter was a deft parody of celebrities who make Kickstarters, given that she talked about wanting to hang out with her sister more while sitting on a pile of wood. In front of a cabin, because David Mamet's daughters call their band the "Cabin Sisters."… » 6/10/13 2:45pm 6/10/13 2:45pm

Kickstarter for ‘All-Female’ Miniatures Reaches $12K Goal in Seconds

There are plenty of shitty Kickstarter projects (depending on your tolerance for New Jersey, Zach Braff’s Garden State follow up is among them), but there are also plenty of great Kickstarter projects. Take the “Raging Heroes” Kickstarter, which was initially looking to cobble together $12,000 in order to produce 150… » 6/09/13 3:30pm 6/09/13 3:30pm

Veronica Mars Starts Shooting Soon with (Almost) Entire Original Cast

Good news, everyone! The Veronica Mars Kickstarter project that started the questionable trend of affluent filmmakers asking people to both fund and pay full ticket prices to see their new movies will start shooting in a mere nine days. Even better news, everybody: basically all the cast members from the original show… » 6/09/13 1:30pm 6/09/13 1:30pm

Zosia Mamet Wants You to Donate to Her $32,000 Folk Music Kickstarter

Oh, rich people. They're always made to believe that ANYTHING is possible in the beautiful universe we live in, that every dream is within reach, that people will actually care when they pick up a banjo and launch a Kickstarter. Zosia Mamet — aka Shoshanna from Girls — is one of those rich people. Zosia and her… » 5/29/13 5:30pm 5/29/13 5:30pm

Online Dating Replacement: Tragic "Please Date Me" Clothing Line

Most attempts at "online dating" fail not because of some outwardly obvious personal defect on your part, but because it is an inherent failure on the part of online dating as an institution not to dress you in regrettable cotton t-shirts that say, with just a logo and a few carefully chosen words, that you are so… » 5/07/13 12:11pm 5/07/13 12:11pm

Veronica Mars and Kickstarter: A Marriage Made in Fandom Heaven

Aw, Kickstarter — so annoying when it's being used to bug you about funding your small town cousin's rap career or the music video of someone you went to high school with, but then it starts hosting a project that you actually care about and all of your feelings begin to change. Like with the Veronica Mars movie, for… » 3/14/13 12:40pm 3/14/13 12:40pm