Angela Robinson is a screenwriter, producer, and director and producer for both television and film. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, on February 14, 1971. She studied theater at Brown University before completing a Masters in Fine Arts at New York University. She made her writing and directing debut with a 1995 short film called ‘Chickula: Teenage Vampire’ and then produced another short film, ‘Ice Fishing’, in 1999. Robinson’s latest work is writing and directing the biographical drama movie ‘Professor Marston and The Wonder Women’.
The movie is about William Moulton Marston, an American psychologist who created Wonder Woman, a fictional character. The film premiered at The Toronto International Film Festival and was released on October 13, 2017. So far, the movie has received positive reviews from critics. It stars Luke Evans in the leading role with other cast members including Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote, JJ Field, Oliver Platt, and Connie Britton.
Here are five more things you did not know about Angela Robinson.
1. Her Partner is Alexandra Martinez Kondracke
While studying at New York University, Robinson met Alexandra ‘Alex’ Martinez Kondracke. She is the daughter of Morton Kondracke, a journalist and political commentator, and she works as a TV writer and director. The couple had their first child, Diego, in 2009 to whom Kondracke gave birth. Kondracke and Robinson live with their son in Los Feliz in California.
2. She Uses Gay and Lesbian Topics in Her Films
As a Lesbian herself,Robinson has often used lesbian and gay topics in her films. This is particularly evident in ‘D.E.B.S.’. She wrote, directed and edited a short film with this name in 2003 before developing her ideas further to write, direct, and edit a feature-length film with the same title in 2004. The feature-length film is about the relationship between two young lesbians, Lucy and Amy. Several more characters in this undercover spy film are also depicted as either bisexual or lesbian. ‘The L Word’ also has many similar themes.
3. She Based ‘The L Word’ on Lindsay Lohan
She based the TV series ‘The L Word’ on Lindsay Lohan. This series is about a group of lesbians and their social lives. The series was aired on Showtime from January 18, 2004, to March 8, 2009. It starred Jennifer Beals, Erin Daniels, Leisha Halley, Laurel Hollman and Marlee Martin.Robinson was the writer, director, and producer for this series. It was announced in July 2017 that there is a planned sequel series.
4. She Has Created a Web Series
Angela Robinson is the writer, editor, director, and executive producer of a web series called ‘Girltrash!’. It aired on outchart.com between June and August 2007. Starring in this web series were Michelle Lombardo, Riki Linhome, Lisa Rieffel, Mandy Musgrave, Rose Rollins, and Gabrielle Christian. This series is set in the criminal underworld of Los Angeles.
5. She Has Won Awards
Angela Robinson has established herself a successful career in the television and film industry and has won several awards for her work. For the 2003 short film, ‘D.E.B.S’, she has won four awards, including the Bearfest-Big Bear Lake International Film Festival Jury Award for Best Short Film, the PlanetOut Short Movie Awards Grand Prize, and a Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian film Festival Jury Prize for Best Lesbian Short Film. For the same Short film, she also won the New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Award for Best Short.