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Belladonna of Sadness
This transgressive animated film from 1973 Japan has been recently restored. Blending gorgeous, watercolor-infused Japanese landscapes with Western influences like Art Nouveau and Expressionism, the film tells the sexually outré and hallucinogenic story of two lovers in a feudal village.
"...I first came across Eiichi Yamamoto’s Belladonna of Sadness in the mid-Eighties, in the form of..."

May 13, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Your Highness
This vulgar medieval travesty is awfully good fun when it works.
" and announces he is betrothed to Deschanel's virginal Belladonna. Alas, before the nuptials can be consecrated, evil wizard..."

April 8, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Unclothed for Business
Kitty Kitty Bang Bang keeps burlesque alive in Austin
"...crazy," interjects the blonde bombshell known to mortals as Belladonna Nightshade...."

July 9, 2004 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Croom and Amakiya Are Human Too
Collaboration signals solo turn for Chantell Moody
"...“Human Too” previews Belladonna, the sixth album by electronic composer Croom, dropping March..."

Dec. 10, 2018 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

GayCL 2018 Is Queerer and More Diverse Than Ever
Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows you’re queer

Oct. 10, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Beth Sullivan

Qmmunity: 50 Years Queer History
Everything you need to know to make the best of Pride Weekend
"...and enby qmmunities! With Tea Time With T Boys, Belladonna, Saakred, La Morena, and San Antonio's Plastik Collective. Part..."

Aug. 9, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

Qmmunity: A Well-Deserved Celebration for Cheer Up Charlies
And so many hot events, we can't reco them all!
"...bash featuring DJs GirlFriend, p1nkstar, Big Daddy B, and Belladonna – join them in celebrating the bar for all..."

April 19, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

Qmmunity: On Hedwig, Hate Crimes, and Not Backing Down
Plus, Austin's queerest pre-Valentine's events
" the sweet sweet sounds of GirlFriend, p1nkstar, and Belladonna. Wed., Feb. 13, 10pm. Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red..."

Feb. 8, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

Gay Place
Rebel Grrrl Burlesque's riot grrrl tribute will benefit SAFE
"...violence, and child abuse. The show's creator and producer, Belladonna, explained, "One in three Texas adults have experienced sexual..."

March 3, 2017 Column by Sarah Marloff

Seasons in the Abyss
Pixies, Rush, Megadeth, and Slayer: the return of the album.
"...when it first reunited with peak years vocalist Joey Belladonna in 2005, performed Among the Living in its entirety,..."

Sept. 29, 2010 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Sam Moore
" their punk energy doesn't camouflage great songwriting. MOTORHEAD, BELLADONNA Back Room, Sunday 4 Ears are still ringing, and..."

Feb. 2, 1996 Music Feature

Rooster Teeth Announces RWBY Vol 8 Date
Plus new game with WayForward and Arc System Works
"...Rose (Lindsay Jones), Yang Xiao Long (Barbara Dunkleman), Blake Belladonna (Arryn Zech), and Weiss Schnee (Karla Eberle) - who..."

Sept. 16, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Qmmunity: Queers Who Inspire Us
Plus trans-centric theatre, queer comedy, and the return of aGLIFF
"...ADiEfest With p1nkstar, Y2K, Belladonna, and more. Hosted by ADiEAN. 18 and up. Wed.,..."

Aug. 16, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

Faster Than Sound – Welcome to Red River World: The Future of Austin’s Music District
Forecasting the storm of developments between the state Capitol and I-35. Also, NPR warned and ACL Fest confirms: Austin’s pop soloists are stepping up.
"...singer and Charli XCX collaborator elevates club-friendly Austinites including Belladonna, Boy Sim, and p1nkstar on Texas tours...."

May 24, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Qmmunity: The Future Looks Freeing
Events to queer SX and advocate for LGBTQ equality
"...or enthralled by the show-stopping, jaw-dropping performances by darlings Belladonna and Y2K, this day party will make you drip..."

March 15, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

The Ultimate Queer Guide to SXSW 2019
Often imitated, never duplicated, we’re here to keep it real kweer
"...Mexico, and beyond. That includes a bbs Y2K and Belladonna, plus Geexella, La Fiebre, and Nurrydog...."

March 1, 2019 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

Qmmunity: Love, Lust, and the Pursuit of Queerness
Lez Prom, OUTsider Fest, and more queer'd events
"...Romance & Raunch Belladonna Darling hosts a night of risqué and raunchy performances...."

Feb. 15, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

Bat City Bombshells Burlesque Flip Off Valentine's Day With an Adult Twist
Ditch the chocolate for love-smacks and anti-Cupid antics
"...romantic holiday,” says co-producers Sherry Bomb, Dolce Dream, and Belladonna Darling, who all provided input via email. Instead, through..."

Feb. 6, 2019 Qmmunity Post by Beth Sullivan

Happy birthday, Hentaii!
"...season opener from Austin's Naked Girls Reading. Eve Evocative, Belladonna Darling, and Ruby Lamb will tell titillating tales sans..."

Jan. 11, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

"Tammie Rubin: Everything You Ever" at Women & Their Work
This sculptural labyrinth of values casts an epiphytic spell
"...the plants in consideration here aren't, say, mistletoe or belladonna. Here's Rubin, updating the ancient druidic manipulation of plants..."

Jan. 4, 2019 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Be the gift that keeps on giving
"...Jane Coles – making her Texas debut – plus Belladonna, Ruby Knight, Tatiana Cholula, House of Kenzo, Purple Matter,..."

Dec. 14, 2018 Column by Sarah Marloff

On self-care, Halloween month, and getting the queer vote out
" absolute alliteration of local faves – BLakchyl, Baij, Belladonna – plus performances by the smoking ladies of Fat..."

Oct. 12, 2018 Column by Sarah Marloff

Gay Place
The end of summer, in name only
"...Up Ball: Family Jewels Edition A mini-ball with Jeva, Belladonna, and the babes of Unbound. Competition categories cover Runway,..."

Aug. 31, 2018 Column by Sarah Marloff

RTX News: Rooster Teeth Announces RWBY Volume 6
Season release date confirmed, plus new books coming soon
"...central quartet of Ruby Red, her sister Yang, Blake Belladonna, and Weiss Schnee (the four members of team RWBY),..."

Aug. 4, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Gay Place
LoveBalm: an event to soothe and celebrate Austin's queer community
" me when I say this show is hot! Belladonna Darling curates and hosts a night of rebel grrrl-inspired..."

March 30, 2018 Column by Sarah Marloff

Fantastic Fest Announces New Board
Familiar faces make up directors for troubled festival
"...Open Windows) and acquired others that played there (LFO, Belladonna of Sadness)...."

Dec. 1, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest Wave 2: The Martian, The Witch, and More
New Ridley Scott flick, plus dozens more added to fest
" a squad encountering trouble in a remote building. Belladonna of Sadness D: Eiichi Yamamoto Japan, 1973, 86 min..."

Aug. 26, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

A House DVD'd
Criterion and Rooster Teeth give you something worth wishing for
"...Schnee (Kara Eberle) has her mystical rapier; goth Blake Belladonna (Arryn Zech) sports a katana/pistol combo; and boisterous but..."

Dec. 20, 2013 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Homemade and Horny: Just the Way We Like 'em
New Gay Placer Lola Houston celebrates the gay old season with some fab gift suggestions.
"...dyke porn! The titles I am jonesing for are Belladonna's Strapped Dykes and Pink and White Production's Champion...."

Dec. 13, 2009 Qmmunity Post by Lola Houston

"...on race over the cinematic hypnotism of Red Snapper's "Belladonna" before sliding into Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna..."

Nov. 7, 2008 Music Feature by Thomas Fawcett

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