Sunday, November 30, 2014

Top 10 Reasons To Take Advantage Of The SHOCKING BOGO Holiday Sale

Dear Friends, Fans, and Supporters,

It has been an interesting year. As this shocking documentary that briefly yet boldly describes how I became who I am creeps around the globe, it brings me opportunities to meet new and interesting people. The wild ride is not over and I am excited to see where it will take me next!

In the past few weeks, several Plain Jane the SHOCKUMENTARY enthusiasts have emailed me to see if the film was still available on DVD because they think it would make a great holiday gift. The answer to that question is, "hell ya!" 

These inquiries have me so overcome with gratitude that I have a gift for you! The SHOCKING BOGO Holiday Sale begins December 1st, 2014 and ends December 24th, 2014. For every Plain Jane the SHOCKUMENTARY DVD you purchase, you will get one FREE! 

(This offer is only available within the USA)

Not sure if Plain Jane the SHOCKUMENTARY is the right gift for your loved one? Well, here are ten reasons why I think it would make an excellent gift for anyone over the age of 18.

  1. It's hilarious! It has not yet been confirmed but it is suspected that some viewers actually laughed their asses off. Although Plain Jane the SHOCKUMENTARY is technically a documentary, it is highly entertaining.
  2. Some scenes, like the one where I'm having sex, might get viewers a little hot and bothered. However, it is absolutely not the inspiration porn that audiences have sadly gotten accustomed to.
  3. The soundtrack is an assortment of original work by the original Artists that encompasses Blues, Hiphop, Rock, Punk, and Country.
  4. Plain Jane the SHOCKUMENTARY pushes viewers out of their comfort zones and encourages open minds to open just a little further.
  5. Gender and sexual diversity are a constant underlying theme yet, the words "gay" "bisexual" and "transsexual" are never spoken. 
  6. Cats! A film about my life must include cats. They just make life better.
  7. Viewers gets to see what happens when I get pissed off, in more than one scene! There is some blood and a bit of violence...but not at the same time.
  8. The dream sequence! I didn't REALLY trick anyone into eating poop...I just thought about it. 
  9. There are some very serious subjects addressed in Plain Jane the SHOCKUMENTARY. To put it as mildly as possible, I have been through some shit. Before viewers have a chance to get all sappy about it though, the scene changes and they find themselves crying tears of laughter.
  10. Many find this documentary to be inspiring and that's nice and flattering and all that good stuff. However, it is also empowering! I shared these intimate bits and pieces of myself and my life in Plain Jane the SHOCKUMENTARY to empower others to overcome their fears and do what makes them happy!
There you go folks. These are the top ten reasons I think Plain Jane the SHOCKUMENTARY makes an excellent gift for all occasions. Thank you.

Plain Jane

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Freak Show and Shockumentary Are Not Inspiration Porn

The online magazine, TakePart, recently published an article addressing what has come to be known as "inspiration porn" which, objectifies people with disabilities - as if by simply having a disability and being seen in public is 'inspirational'. Hollywood was rightfully scolded by TakePart for perpetuating this erroneous and condescending notion. 

Fortunately, there is new media available that portrays people with disabilities in a more realistic fashion. Viewers may find these disabled characters inspiring, and that's ok because it will be for all the right reasons. Plain Jane The SHOCKUMENTARY and American Horror Story: Freak Show were used as positive, stereotype shattering examples. To read the full article, click on the quote below.

Hash made a conscious choice to avoid having the film “feel like science class,” as she puts it, or position her as a hero. When she’s buying bread, she’s just buying bread. And if some scenes seem unusual—she’s at a drum circle, say, or a clothing-optional festival—the joke is on the viewer for surmising she belongs anywhere else. “People should see the reality, not us being put on some pedestal just because we got dressed and got out of bed,” Hash says.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Prisoners find inspiration without objectification

Jane Hash
photo by: Alternative Noise Productions
One goal of making Plain Jane The SHOCKUMENTARY is to provide audiences with a source of inspiration. Few people need and appreciate inspiration more than those who are spending a portion or the entirety of their lives incarcerated.

When the Executive Director of Re-Entry Bridge Network contacted me and asked if I would be interested in speaking to her students within the Richland Correctional Institution, I was shocked. How’s that for irony?

I had hoped this film would open up opportunities to do SHOCKUMENTARY Q&A presentations. Universities and disability related groups are where I imagined this objective would take me. Doing a presentation at a men’s prison was the furthest thing from my mind. After pondering this unique proposal though, the feelings of gratitude and excitement made it impossible for me to decline.

There are situations that I face daily, when someone tells me inappropriately that I am an inspiration. When able-bodied people tell me that I’m an inspiration simply because I am in a public place, that is an insult. Those perpetrators are objectifying me to make him/herself feel better.

Not once did I experience this sickening scenario while I was within the prison walls. Few populations have treated me with more respect and dignity than the Inmates at the Richland Correctional Institution for men. In fact, the only times I ever got nervous during the presentation is when the guards would pop into the room.

Until writing this post, right at this moment, I didn’t realize why the guards would randomly run into the room. It was the laughter. There is so much laughter in my life that I have taken it for granted. Every time the Inmates would roar with laughter, the guards would run in to see what was wrong. Then their observation would mesmerize them. The silly, shocked look on their faces was priceless.

Throughout the SHOCKUMENTARY Q&A presentation, we covered an array of thought provoking, intellectual, and fun topics. Of the numerous questions I was asked, none of them were about my disability. Not one! It would not have offended me. I’m just shocked once again! The Inmates were so appropriately inspired by the whole experience that they volunteered their limited resources and abundance of time to support a new project I am involved in.

It’s a good thing I wear a seatbelt all the time because this adventurous life I lead is rapidly gaining momentum!

The old Mansfield Reformatory that is situated next to Richland Correctional Facility

Monday, July 7, 2014

Jane says, "I don't have a degree in sitting on my ass."

Hello fans, friends, and supporters! Recently, I had LOADS of fun being interviewed by Melissa Both Heisler for The Empowerment Show. We covered lots of ground in a short time. 

Guaranteed to pique your interest in finding out more about Plain Jane The SHOCKUMENTARY! See complete interview below.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

SURPRISE! Important Announcement!

Dear Friends, Fans, and Supporters.  

We are so overwhelmed by your endless support and interest in 
Plain Jane The SHOCKUMENTARY that we just can't make you wait any longer.  

You can go right now and either rent or buy 
You can still purchase it on DVD as well.

Monday, April 28, 2014

New Home on Vimeo

While you are anxiously awaiting the streaming debut of Plain Jane The SHOCKUMENTARY on May 6th, you can start getting acquainted with our Vimeo channel today!  If our videos make you laugh or even leave you SHOCKED, please 'like' and leave comments!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Streaming Worldwide on Vimeo

Hi there, Fans, Friends, and Supporters!  Mark your calendars because on May 6th, 2014 Plain Jane The SHOCKUMENTARY goes worldwide!  Pre-order is also available.