The Two Gay Geeks 🏳️🌈 have a chat with Scott J. Ramsey, who wrote and directed the film “X” and is also in a band entitled The Major Arcana. He released his movie on digital and DVD last week and an album tomorrow. We catch up and find out how all of these creative projects are related and came together. Have a listen and we hope you enjoy this as much as we did.
About Scott J. Ramsey
Scott J. Ramsey is the director, co-writer, and editor of “X”, the first feature length movie presented by The Foundation, which he wrote with frequent collaborator and “X” producer Hannah Katherine Jost.
He is also the vocalist and songwriter half of queer goth-pop music act The Major Arcana, alongside “X” producer Kevin De Nicolo.
A proud alumnus of the Epsilon Chapter of Delta Kappa Alpha at San Francisco State University where he earned a BA in Fiction Filmmaking and befriended many of his “X” collaborators, Ramsey was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and currently lives in Los Angeles.
No fantasy is too obscene at the masquerade balls hosted by Christian King, known to her guests as X. The monthly masked debauchery that takes place at her beachside estate is all fun and games until the arrival of an unexpected guest from Christian’s past threatens to bring to light her darkest secret: she is a voyeur who keeps a hidden camera in the guest bathroom.
Edited & Directed by Scott J. Ramsey
Written by Hannah Katherine Jost & Scott J. Ramsey
The Major Arcana is a queer electropop/new wave music act formed in San Francisco, CA in 2017, while creating original music for the indie queer erotic thriller film X. The film’s director/co-writer Scott J. Ramsey serves as vocalist and songwriter, while Kevin De Nicolo, one of the film’s producers and co-composer, serves as instrumentalist.
The Major Arcana’s original intent was to create an immersive storyworld that involved storytelling on three different levels: the music, the film, and music videos. However, the creative process of weaving the film’s score spawned the creation of an entire collection of songs, which make up The Major Arcana’s debut album At the Devil’s Ball. The Major Arcana’s music style is baroque, goth, queer pop, inspired by new wave artists like Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Cure, Depeche Mode, New Order, Oingo Boingo, and Pet Shop Boys, as well as contemporary electropop artists like St. Vincent and Goldfrapp, with a theatrical vocal style and queer, gothic masquerade imagery.
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- TG Geeks Episode 308
- TG Geeks Episode 312
- Hamish Downie’s Five Questions with Russell Emanuel
- Nerdy Chupacabras #034
- Cinedigm Releases Hitchcockian Erotic Thriller X on Digital & DVD Feb 9th
- Andrea’s Angle | Land Shows an Introspective Look at Grief
- Andrea’s Angle | The Map of Tiny Perfect Things Is Perfectly, Wonderfully Imaginative
- Hamish Downie’s News Sushi #111: Morsels of News from Japan and Beyond
- The Major Arcana Releases Debut Album At the Devil’s Ball
- 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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