February 14, 1971 |
San Francisco, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||NYU (MFA)|
|Occupation||Film director, television director, screenwriter, producer|
Robinson is a lesbian and frequently deals with gay and lesbian topics in her films. Robinson has directed an award winning short film D.E.B.S. (2003) produced by POWER UP and a feature-length film D.E.B.S. (2004). In the feature-length film, Robinson explores the young lesbian relationship of characters Amy and Lucy. In the undercover spy film, several of the teenage girls depicted are either lesbian or bisexual, and those sexual orientations are central to the film. Amy, played by actress Sara Foster, is the pride and joy of her all-female teenage spy school, because she is the first ever to achieve the perfect score in the secret spy test hidden in her SATs. Her sweet demeanor catches the attention of bad girl Lucy Diamond, played by Jordana Brewster, who sets her sights on seducing Amy while striving for world domination. Although some feared that producers would pressure Robinson into downplaying the lesbian aspects of the film, Robinson later indicated that she received full support, and that the lesbian relationship between Amy and Lucy remained intact. Robinson said "If anything, we worked together on the script to make the relationship more complex and intimate".
In 2007, Robinson created the online series Girltrash! which resides on www.ourchart.com, an online offshoot of the television series, The L Word. Robinson has served as a writer and co-executive producer for HBO television series Hung, and as a writer for the series True Blood. In addition to her film and TV work, Robinson also wrote the first four issues of the Web ongoing series at DC Comics. Robinson wrote the screenplay for a musical feature film and prequel to her Girltrash! series, Girltrash: All Night Long directed by Alexandra Kondracke. Robinson was also one of the producers for the film. In March 2012 it was announced that Robinson would write a supernatural teen thriller with Dawn Olmstead (Prison Break) and Marti Noxon (Mad Men) attached as producers.
She is not to be confused with Angela Terry Robinson, who is also a filmmaker and motion picture editor.
Robinson's partner is television writer and director Alexandra "Alex" Martinez Kondracke, the daughter of Morton Kondracke, whom she met while they were both studying at NYU. In 2009, Kondracke gave birth to their first child, Diego. They live in Los Feliz, California.
|1995||Chickula: Teenage Vampire||Director/Writer||Short film|
|1999||Ice Fishing||Producer||Short film|
|2003||D.E.B.S. (short)||Director/Writer||Bearfest - Big Bear Lake International Film Festival Jury Award for Best Short Film
New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Award for Best Short
Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Jury Prize for Best Lesbian Short Film
PlanetOut Short Movie Awards Grand Prize
|2004–2009||The L Word||Director/Writer/Producer|
|2004||D.E.B.S.||Director/Writer/Editor||Nominated—2005 Black Movie Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Writing|
|2005||Herbie: Fully Loaded||Director|
|2006||Fabulous!: The Story of Queer Cinema||Herself|
|2011–2012||Charlie's Angels||Director||"Runaway Angels"
"Angels in Chains"
|2012||Girltrash: All Night Long||Writer/Producer|
|2012||Untitled Supernatural Teen Project||Writer|
|2007||Girltrash!||Director/Writer/Exec. Producer||Web series|
- "Angela Robinson to direct Genbot for New Line". The Advocate. 2005-08-12. Retrieved 2007-05-20.
- D.E.B.S. at IMDb
- Warn, Sarah (2004-02-20). "Review of "D.E.B.S."". AfterEllen.com. Archived from the original on 7 June 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-20.
- Best. Lesbian. Summer. Ever. | AfterEllen.com
- Goldberg, Lesley (25 June 2009). "Lesbian Director Angela Robinson's Getting Busy with 'Hung'". SheWired (Here Media). Retrieved 8 April 2011.
- Sobol, Gianna (March 1, 2012). "Meet the New Writer". Inside True Blood. Retrieved April 20, 2012.
- Riendeau, Danielle 2009 Year in Review: Movies ", 2009-12-15. Retrieved on 2011-04-05.
- Fleming, Mike. "Angela Robinson Sells Supernatural Teen Pitch To Paramount". Deadline. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
- Kregloe, Karman (29 September 2009). "Ask AfterEllen.com (September 29, 2009)". Retrieved 8 April 2011.
- Angela Robinson at the Internet Movie Database
- UltimateDisney.com Interview - October 2005
- Article on AfterEllen
- Column by Angela Robinson on "Why We Don't Need the Man"
- Angela Robinson on Twitter