• THANK YOU!! 4000 views and 90 #Youtube comments later..."Shirts vs. Skins" a Terésa Dowell-Vest short film

    Diva Blue Productions and 3.21 Productions would like to THANK YOU for watching "Shirts vs. Skins" and getting us to 4000 views in 2 WEEKS!! Thank you also to the 90 Youtube comments...ALL listed below as well as the countless comments left on our Facebook pages. If you're on Facebook and would like to join our fan page, visit www.facebook.com/shirts0skins. We will be posting info and updates on the FEATURE FILM, "Shirts vs. Skins" as we begin filming in October!! 


    • Damn Good Shyt
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    • nisha9180 
      Wow! So I cried for the last 3 minutes of this film! love it!
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    • trulycola01 
      Oh my god!! That ending!!
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    • ThrowbackStudioz 
      This was pretty good! Good job Tajir =)
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    • Tajir S. Hawkins 
      Thank you Eric!
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    • Elijah Grant 
      Interesting, doesn't relate to me at all but I enjoyed the creativity and publicity you guys are giving to a over looked culture. Keep it up. Support what you believe.
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    • djmozilla 
      In a word: BRILLIANT!!! I am in awe of the bravery of both the film maker and the lead, Tajir. This film just gave me my ENTIRE life... and the ending track was absolute perfection!!!
      I can't say enough about this film... continued blessings to everyone involved in this timely and oh so necessary piece of art!
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    • Tajir S. Hawkins 
      thank you so much!!!
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    • Kuuleilani Parker 
      Omg when Is the next one coming out?
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    • marilyn belle 
      Eyes never left screen wanted more, more, more and more.
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    • KashPoloDown 
      a great short film with a big message.....good job
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    • Arica Washington 
      Wow! Amazing work and message. Very inspiring and informative.
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    • queenubian01 
      O and 285 has been under construction for two years? Hilarious! But don't do my city like that *side eye* lol #foreveriloveatlanta
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    • Tajir S. Hawkins 
      LOL
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    • queenubian01 
      What in the HELL took you so long to find this PERFECT role for Tajir? Omg... that was pure ART EFFIN WORK I've seen Tajir act in like 2 other things, but this? Amazing.  The production team. the script, the characters, the actor/resses... LOVED IT. This was beyond phenomenal. Standing ovation, encore encore I can't wait to see more.
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    • Tajir S. Hawkins 
      aww #reedcheeks I truly appreciate the love, we all do!
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    • anastaciadanielle 
      All I could keep saying was wooow. That was absolutely amazing!!
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    • beautiful305girl 
      Magnificent
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    • Licia Lee 
      Friggin' love it! I am intrigued with identity from every perspective. I love this debut from beginning to end. Definitely keep your dream at the forefrontn I can see the essence of your heart in your characters. I'm looking forward to much more from you!
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    • Blurry4Eyes 
      Brilliant is definitely the word!!
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    • trevonlove21 
      Thank you for making this film. Def can't wait to see more. Tahoe is awesome
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    • trevonlove21 
      Amazing!! We needed this in the transgendered community
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    • Ne' Wallace 
      Very, very profound. In my opinion, this is not just about Dale and his transformation. I think that there is SO much more to this that just a ftm life change. I think that we can all say that there is a little bit of Dale in all of us. We go through life with people seeing us, but not really SEEING us. No one knows of Dales inner turmoil, desires, or secrets. No one knew what Dale was going through to simply be... Dale. I LOVE THIS! Awesome job!
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    • Alexa Sobers 
      I burst into tears. brilliant
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    • erica starke 
      i love Tajir
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    • taurygirl1 
      Very good work...hope to see all this movie has to offer.
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    • Beautifull Witherspoon 
      Thank you for presenting this film...this story... this truth. I admire it all and you both. Bold. Beautiful. Real. Strong. and Necessary.
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    • MrSuaveJonees 
      Im loving this film! It says soo much about guys like myself that are MEN nothing less. I would love to see this turn into a movie. Please keep me posted on updates emailing list whatever. I am passing this on. Thank You!
      blackout.society.inc@gmail.com
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    • LeQue114 
      I really enjoyed this taste of the full-length feature. I can't wait to experience it in its fullness! I'm loving the vision and temperature of this project - we, as a society and even in the LGBT community, need to embrace or transgendered brothers and sisters more. They are real, they are human, and they need our love and attention. Many Blessings to you and all of those involved in making your film.
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    • PursuitOfHappynezz 
      So awesome. So poignant. So effective. What a tremendous premiere. I applaud all men and women of trans experience who take to the airwaves to present their stories from the heart. Fantastic job. Who knows, maybe one day my youtube vids may be broadcast on the big screen. lol. Much luv!
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    • Greg Green 
      This gave me chills. great ending, great film.
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    • ShaeBooGetem 
      Great job TDV. I expected nothing but greatness and that what produced. You're always on your "A" game.
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    • FinnTheInfinncible 
      Amazing work. Looking forward to seeing more :)
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    • Charley Burton 
      I just keep watching this over and over again! TDV this transman thanks you for stepping out and doing this!
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    • deanna ollison 
      After the 3rd time watching this, I still love it, I know it is speaking to a lot of people. It is a very powerful story. Bravery is definitely an important key in life, and Tajir really has it. Decision making can be hard in this film but I know through out what's next to come, everyone will make the right ones. Tajir is a terrific actor & can't wait to see more. It is always wonderful. I'm definitely passing this on to a lot of people I know.
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    • Debbie Pond 
      Just finished watching the film and in my eyes it made me feel lots of different emotions at the end and all I can say is Bravo!!! I know it had to be a short movie but if this was taken further and deeper, few tweeks, it could be an amazing film. I just recently found out you did this and wanted to see your work. Be very proud of all your hard work and this film. Just amazing and breath taking in the end seen!!
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    • Dinece Carmichael 
      What an excellent film! Now that I have seen this one - it is on to the others. Your voice is well spoken. But I am keeping my shirt on!!
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    • WeirdKid40 
      My dude Tajir did his thang! I dig this made me think. Can't wait for more!
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    • ceeme2010 
      That scene in the end spoke volumes, beautiful work.
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    • camil williams 
      Dope ish!! major congrats T & T
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    • dachocolattediva 
      Lol,Tajir is amazing.Everytime I see her perform I'm awestruck...Wow!!! In a Great Way,just Wow
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    • dachocolattediva 
      Absolutely riveting!!...Congrats to all...Tair
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    • lyarks 
      Good execution. Interesting, and powerful story. I follow on you on FB, and tracked the production of this, so the reveal was not surprising, however, the how, and the when were. No negative comments should be shared here, because the hardest thing about screenwriting and filming, is completing it. Congratulations. Good casting on the lead.
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    • DeAndre' Baker 
      Wow that reveal was powerful Teresa!!! And thank you Tajir, I admire brave artists like you. I also agree with Sajeera, there was something about the connection between the two characters Dale and Sabrina that is relatable on a universal level. Brilliant concept Teresa, looking forward to more exploration on the topic and the storyline of Dale and Sabrina.
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    • JP Rapozo 
      Now that's what I am talking about! The definition of brave film making. I am passing this along because it is a story that needs to be heard and celebrated.
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    • Teresa Dowell-Vest 
      Thank you love!! I SO happy you like it! Makes ME happy! lol
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    • cherry ponton 
      Awesome job. it take a really brave person to do that thank: Tajirs S Hawkins.
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    • Kani Lyons 
      I love it
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    • Sajeera Siao-Pao 
      I am really digging this flick so far. I can't wait to see it on the big screen. I think my favorite characters are going to be Dale and Sabrina. The connection between these two is awesome. People can relate to this film in many ways. I do have question...will Dale have any lesbian friends, or is he always hanging the homeboys? -Sleepy
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    • MLawson6 
      Hey Tajir! Saw the film it was really good. I am so proud to have contributed financial to bring this film to fruition. You were awesome in it Family. I would have liked to see the reactions of Dale's male friends, when he revealed himself, and how the writer addresses how Dale explains this to Sabrina. I understand that this short film, will be a feature due out Dec 2013 and those questions will be answered then.
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    • Shean-Elijah Davis 
      Epic!
      (Dale & Sabrina, they should definitely make something beautiful.)
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    • blaquelorelei 
      Great, well worth the wait!
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    • Taurie Thompson 
      To...the...white....MEAT! Lmfao, priceless. Wants more
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    • Dee Deal 
      I knew by the title this was going to be great. I was amazed at the film, it left me wanting to see more. I can't wait to see the entire film. You guys did an amazing amazing job!!!!
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    • shortee203 
      watched it 3 times nd then just sat here for like 5 min trying to think of how to express what i was thinking nd feeling... much respect to TDV for an amazing story! s/o to Tajir for a brilliant performance! those moments when we were taken on that death-defying roller coaster of emotions almost did me in... absolutely powerful!! i love it!
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    • Te Ne 
      Great :)
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    • Ro Dorsey 
      Speechless. Amazing. Purely amazing
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    • ashleigh7781 
      Love this show
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    • nino07110 
      Definitely can't wait to view more...I loved it
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    • songman23 
      Nice!! Loved it!
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    • jcouturechick10 
      Loveeee!
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    • Dartanya Croff 
      Amazing. Simply amazing sis. Loved it.<3 p="">
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    • jasmyn rhodes 
      i love it ...very powerful and groundbreaking
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    • DEE ONEAL 
      Wow!!! I love this!!! Talk about powerful!!!
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    • Berlinda White 
      I am a writer and can't even find the words to even say how powerful, amazing, artistic, compelling and groundbreaking this was.. Tajir is such an amazing actor {oscar in the Future} and this is one of the most profound pieces it was so amazing to ever be exposed to the world.. I took a deep breath and haven't exhaled yet Thanks for your free mind and brilliant soul Teresa Dowell-Vest ~Author Berlinda White~
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    • Khafre Kujichagulia Abif 
      Alafia (Peace) This is amazing, powerful and profound. Lashea sent me the link. My organization Cycle for Freedom, Inc. partners with the Auburn Avenue Research Library to screen a film a month. Would Teresa Dowett-Vest please contact me Khafre K. Abif cycleforfreedom@gmail.com
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    • Teresa Dowell-Vest 
      Hello Khafre! I am reading your email now and look forward to connecting with you!
      TDV
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    • LadyAtL04 
      Soooo proud of you! And THIS! What an honor to feel like I was a part of the process <3 amor="" blessings="" endeavors="" future="" in="" many="" p="" your="">
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    • clitlicker187 
      POWERFUL!!!! PopPop, (Taj) I am beyond proud of you! And yes, Sabrina is a beautiful name. Lol~ Gem
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    • twystedelegance13 
      thanks for teaching......this gives another glimpse into my brothers journey! Namaste
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    • tamika MC. 
      Love it.... Keep it up and keep doing what you are doing
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    • Hope Andro 
      Tajir!!
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    • Topp Bottom 
      Wow. This was very bold, and it represents a lot of individuals that need a voice. I can't wait to see more.
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    • Dawnette Belton 
      Wow... I'm in awe... I have no words. This story needs to be told, what a brave and bold step. So proud of you Terésa and Tajir, let's have more please and Thank you!!!
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    • Cjai2010 
      Love it!!!!
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    • bingram1967 
      I just finished the movie and I am speechless...Thank you
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    • Shaeydz 
      Bravo!! I had to watch twice just to make sure I didn't miss anything. My heart is bursting with pride. Well done Terésa, the amazing cast and all involved in this film. I held my breath at the end. The sheer bravery of what Tajir had to do in that final scene had my heart racing. Thank you for sharing a part of your personal journey with us. You are an inspiration to many. Looking forward to the next installment. PS: Thank you for the Kickstarter recognition. That truly was a special touch.
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    • A. Kenyatta Parks 
      Truly awesome. It's time to get this seen by everyone.
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    • bingram1967 
      One word AWESOME!
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    • chocolateroses35 
      everyone one in the cast did a great job and I cant wait for the next one.
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    • ATLMommieof2 
      Speechless. Terésa Dowell-Vest, you did a phenomenal job on capturing how one moment, one choice, one insignificant action can change the ENTIRE game! My favorite quote "women want to be courted, not conquered" . I am so looking forward to seeing the full movie. And Tajir S. Hawkins...thank you. This is more than a movie... Thank you...real talk, real issues.
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