Tara Schuster

the proof of the pudding is in the eating

The odds are a poison I no longer drink.

I’m late to the game but glad to be here.

I’m late to the game but glad to be here.

(Source: frankocean)

Alexandra and I come clean with the lies we tell all of the time.  Also: I give my end of life demands. And they are many.

A new Zooey video! In this very holiday edition, Ms. Deschanel tackles her fears.

This is the next episode in our web series about 3 girls trying to foment revolution in NYC. Even revolutions can get bogged down in committee.

ladiesoftherevolution:

The revolution gives you: The Next Episode. Watch as Alexandra beats all the odds to begin the meeting.

OMG - I LOVE YOU <3

I have been told this by many a girl. I LOVE YOU. Whether they loved, hated, or felt indifferently towards me. Whether drunk, high, or puking at the window of a cab. In a text, over brunch, on my Facebook wall. As a member of the society of girls, I have had the high pleasure of being told this by ladies who most certainly do not, nor will ever, love me.

Now, I know that “Shit White Girls Say” has already trode (making that a word- NOW) this hyperbolic ground but - ALLOW me to say the following: I don’t care if you do “love” me or just “like” me - but when someone says they LOVE me - 9 times out of ten - it feels great! Girls get all kinds of flack for over-emoting, over-emphasizing, going over-board: seeming fake. And I just want to be one voice that says: while I am smart enough to decipher real from fake, I’m also just needy enough to perk up when told I am loved. EVEN if it’s just a “<3 YOU. ” So YOU DO YOU girl-i-just-met-wearing-all-spanx-crying-about-ex-over-mimosa. I will proudly pose in as many pout-y pictures as your iPhone will hold.

The only people I don’t want to tell me that they “love me” are the homeless. All of them.

This is the second episode of a web series I co-wrote and co-directed (a whole lot of co-ing going on here), I <3 REVOLUTION. In it, the most level headed of the insurgent/extremist girls explains what the revolution is all about and it has NOTHING to do with Karl Marx or the artist Bono. I love the way Alice takes on a Palin-esque tone in this piece and the way the jump cutting highlights just how sutured the revolution is.

I have spent 2 years working on this web series (most of that time was just dithering/unable to make choices) BUT NOW it is finally being released into the world!  Fun facts: I barely recognize myself in the video!, this was filmed in The Forbes building (!!!- such an amazing playground), this really does predate Occupy. We’ll be putting out a new episode every Wed. for the next month! Written/directed/performed in collaboration with my <3s, Alice Winslow and Alexandra Panzer. May the three of us unite for always.

ladiesoftherevolution:

OUR FIRST EPISODE OF DOCUMENTING OUR MOVEMENT. PLEASE WATCH FOR YOUR OWN GOOD.

ladiesoftherevolution:

Girls, Young Women and Middle-Aged Mothers,
If you were wondering what would be a good thing to want to smell like, here is your answer: The Woman Behind the Almost-Man.
Let ME tell you what you SHOULD want to smell like: THE SMOLDERING ASHES OF THE OLD WORLD ORDER.
Justin Bieber AND Macy’s are already sworn enemies of the revolution (1/31/10 and 5/13/97, respectively), otherwise this would certainly merit a citation for VIOLATION of the Perfume Defense System’s Code of Ethics, as regulated by Chief Fragrance Minister, Tara Schuster.

ladiesoftherevolution:

Girls, Young Women and Middle-Aged Mothers,

If you were wondering what would be a good thing to want to smell like, here is your answer: The Woman Behind the Almost-Man.

Let ME tell you what you SHOULD want to smell like: THE SMOLDERING ASHES OF THE OLD WORLD ORDER.

Justin Bieber AND Macy’s are already sworn enemies of the revolution (1/31/10 and 5/13/97, respectively), otherwise this would certainly merit a citation for VIOLATION of the Perfume Defense System’s Code of Ethics, as regulated by Chief Fragrance Minister, Tara Schuster.