The year was 1984. Several women innkeepers in Provincetown, vivacious young entrepreneurs, got together to plan an event to entice their summer patrons to return during the off season. Without the luxury of email and social media, they wrote to all of their past guests and invited them to come back to enjoy Provincetown’s beautiful autumn surroundings, while enjoying a Clambake and some local entertainment. They called it “Women’s Weekend.” Their grassroots efforts eventually evolved to become on of the most popular week-long lesbian events to date, and was the catalyst for many spin-off lesbian Provincetown gatherings.
CLAMBAKE, an exciting new documentary from award-winning filmmaker Andrea Meyerson, charts the growth of Women’s Week in Provincetown, from its inception to the thriving, exciting lesbian mecca it is today. The film will take viewers on a 30-year journey through archival footage and photos, interviews with celebrities and organizers, current event coverage and performances, offering a historical and hysterical look at what a few innovative women can accomplish.
Andrea told Epochalips: I have been taking groups of women to Women’s Week in Provincetown for many year with my organization Women On A Roll. I love Provincetown and I love sharing it with others — especially during Women’s Week. It’s such a special place and when the 3-mile town fills up with lesbians, it’s heavenly! It seems as if the world becomes all about us for one week! The parties, the entertainment, the artwork, the events — it’s all for us, by us and about us!
There are very few lesbian events that have sustained a 30-year existence — and are still thriving! I for one, wanted to know more — who started this amazing event in 1984 and why! And for the same reason I produce all my documentaries, I want to document, share and preserve our history and lesbian culture.
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Andrea Meyerson is an award-winning creator of film and television programming as well as a successful producer of concerts and live comedy shows. As founder and president of StandOut Productions she has produced and directed nearly 30 feature films, television specials and series episodes which have aired on Showtime, Viacom’s Logo Network and several Canadian networks.
Meyerson began creating original television programming in 2007. She produced and directed numerous standup comedy specials featuring popular comics such as Niecy Nash (Reno 911, Clean House, Dancing with the Stars), Alec Mapa (Ugly Betty, Desperate Housewives), Kate Clinton (The L Word, Smash), Suzanne Westenhoefer (Late Show with David Letterman), Jessica Kirson (The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Last Comic Standing), and many others. She also created the ONE NIGHT STAND UP series for Viacom’s Logo Network, delivering 10 episodes, each showcasing a group of diverse comics.
In 2012 Meyerson completed the full-length documentary I STAND CORRECTED, which she produced and directed. The film premiered at the American Documentary Film Festival in April 2012 where it won the Audience Award for Best Film. Still playing at film festivals worldwide, I STAND CORRECTED has won a total of ten audience and/or jury awards and continues to receive outstanding reviews