Favianna Rodriguez on Creating PSA Safe Voting Feels So Good Video [Exclusive Interview]

Favianna Rodriguez
Favianna Rodriguez produced Safe Voting Feels So Good PSA starring Diane Guerrero

No matter which side of the fence you’re on. Vote tomorrow.

In a public service announcement, Latinx activist Favianna Rodriguez teamed up with Rosario Dawson for a hilarious voter engagement video in the style of a safe sex video.

The video is titled, “Safe Voting Feels So Good.” It stars Diane Guerrero from Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin. Guerrero is a political activist herself after authoring “In the Country We Love: My Family Divided,” a memoir about her parents being detained and deported when she was fourteen.

In this short video format, Guerrero sits on a bed making sexual overtures, but in the context of voting. The voice-over is provided by Marc Bamuthi Joseph and Favianna Rodriguez.

The video reminds us it is important to vote but to “wear protection” due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta talked with activist and artist Favianna Rodriguez about producing the short informational parody. We discussed Diane Guerrero, Offside Productions company, the voice-over, and her art with activism.

Favianna Rodriguez is an American artist and activist. She began as a political poster designer in the 1990s in the struggle for racial justice in Oakland, Calif. Some of her activist issues included globalization, immigration, feminism, patriarchy, interdependence, and genetically modified foods. Also, she co-founded Present.org and the executive director of Culture Strike, a national arts organization that engages artists, writers, and performers in migrants’ rights.

Watch the exclusive interview video with Favianna Rodriguez below.

Below the interview, check out the Safe Voting Feels So Good video. Don’t forget to vote. Tomorrow is election day. For more information on your polling place, visit https://vote.org.

Fill that box. Wear protection. And make a plan to vote safely. There is no time for abstinence!

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Offisides Productions.

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