The Two Gay Geeks 🏳️🌈 have a chat with Nomi Ruiz, a singer song writer and now actress with her film debut in Haymaker, due out in theaters and streaming on January 29th. We chat about how Nomi got her start and how she started acting as well as her plans for the future. Have a listen and we hope you enjoy this as much as we did.
About Nomi Ruiz
Singer, songwriter, actress, essayist Nomi Ruiz became the first Puerto Rican trans woman to perform on prestigious stages worldwide after appearing on Hercules & Love Affair’s debut album. She continued venturing into electronic music as Jessica 6 further solidifying her status as an international artist and is set to release her solo album Jet Black in 2020. She made her acting debut on Kurt Sutter’s Sons Of Anarchy spinoff Mayans MC and is set to star in the feature Muay Thai Drama film Haymaker. Ruiz has also expanded her work as a writer, publishing intimate essays on gender, sex, sexuality, toxic masculinity, and inclusivity in Jezebel, The Fader, The Advocate, Talkhouse, and more.
Love packs a punch when a retired martial arts fighter finds he has one more shot in life in writer-director Nick Sasso’s debut drama HAYMAKER. After his career in the ring comes to a crossroads, Nick (NICK SASSO), a retired Muay Thai fighter, drifts through the New York nightlife scene…until he accepts a job as the bodyguard of international singing performer Nomi (NOMI RUIZ).
Initially unhappy about the arrangement, Nick finds himself drawn to the enigmatic trans woman he now works for. As the two travel from Greece to L.A. to Bangkok to Mexico City, Nick makes the decision to get back into the ring aided by his supportive brother (D. B. SWEENEY) and his coach (ZOË BELL). But while Nick knows this fight is his last best chance at redemption — his “haymaker” punch, his Hail Mary pass — he has to figure out what he and Nomi mean to each other. A true independent film in the classic sense, HAYMAKER boasts mesmerizing performances in a globe-spanning, hypnotic drama that grapples with who we are to ourselves, and what we mean to each other.
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Show Notes / Links:
- TG Geeks Episode 306
- TG Geeks Episode 309
- Ben’s Holiday Breakdown | The Perfect Wedding Is The Perfect Holiday Love Story!
- Regarding Andrea’s Angle | I Insist that Die Hard IS a Christmas Movie
- Nerdy Chupacabras #031
- Puerto Rican Trans Woman, Nomi Ruiz to Star in Haymaker Releasing January 29th
- Sisters In Crime Opens Submission for the Inaugural Pride Award
- TNT’s #1 New Cable Drama Snowpiercer Receives Third Season Order
- News Sushi #109: Morsels of News from Japan and Beyond
- This Got Made hosted by Carlton Tetley – Season 2 Episode E – The A-Team #1
- The Arkle Times Post Dispatch News – The Human Arkle on Twitter @arkle — Be sure to take a look at Arkle’s other venture: Arkle Studios presents Shameless Cash Grab
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