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Dasha Nekrasova
Born (1991-02-19) 19 February 1991 (age 29)
Citizenship
  • Belarus
  • United States
Alma materMills College
Occupation
  • Actress
  • podcaster
Years active2014–present

Dasha Nekrasova (born 19 February 1991)[1] is a Belarusian-American actress, writer[2] and co-host of the podcast Red Scare. In 2018, she became known as "Sailor Socialism"[3][4] after her interview with an InfoWars reporter went viral.

Early life

Nekrasova was born in Minsk, Belarus[5] to parents who worked as acrobats.[6] She emigrated to the United States with her parents when she was four, settling in Las Vegas, Nevada.[7]

She attended high school at Las Vegas Academy of the Arts, graduating in 2008, before attending Mills College, where she studied sociology and philosophy.[7] In 2015 Nekrasova self-published a book of poetry, Feeling Worse About the Same.[8]

Career

Nekrasova appeared in a number of low-budget short films, features and music videos (for artists such as Antwon,[9] TV Girl,[10] DJ Dodger Stadium,[11] Yumi Zouma[12] and Future Death[13]) before her breakthrough role in Wobble Palace, which she co-wrote with director Eugene Kotlyarenko.[14] The film was positively received by critics[15][2] and nominated for the 2018 SXSW Adam Yauch Hörnblowér Award. She received praise by The Hollywood Reporter for her performance in the film Softness of Bodies,[6] and will appear in Black Earth, the directorial debut of Riley Sweeney Lynch, son of David Lynch.[16]

In 2018, Nekrasova received viral attention after the right-wing media outlet InfoWars interviewed her in March 2018 at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, where she was promoting Wobble Palace.[17] Her dismissive attitude and Japanese schoolgirl outfit earned her the sobriquet "Sailor Socialism".[3][4] The clip was featured on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.[18]

On March 29, 2018, Nekrasova started the cultural commentary podcast Red Scare, with co-host Anna Khachiyan. The show has been associated with the dirtbag left[19][20][21][22][23] and described in The Cut as "a critique of feminism, and capitalism, from deep inside the culture they’ve spawned."[24] Nekrasova is a promoter of "Venmo feminism".[25] The show has featured guest appearances by several notable writers, artists, social commentators and leftist figures, including Angela Nagle, Vanessa Place, Simon Reynolds, Juliana Huxtable, Ariana Reines, Chapo Trap House's Amber A'Lee Frost, Tulsi Gabbard and Glenn Greenwald, as well as conservative personalities, such as Ross Douthat and Steve Bannon. Nekrasova and Khachiyan have hosted the show at The Green Space at WNYC & WQXR for a live broadcast on NPR[26] and in September 2019, interviewed social media influencer Caroline Calloway live at the Bell House in Brooklyn.[27][28][29][30]

Nekrasova first gained a podcasting following for her appearances on Cum Town,[31][32][33]; her former fiancé, Adam Friedland, is one of the co-hosts. Additionally, she appeared on Chapo Trap House,[34] The Special Without Brett Davis,[35] The Sitdown w/ Mike Recine,[36] The Book Sluts Podcast,[37] and Not Really Podcast.

In 2019, she appeared in an episode of Mr. Robot and had a voice-over performance as Klaasje in the role-playing video game Disco Elysium.[38]

Filmography

Year Film/Series Role Notes
2014 Cotton Sasha web series
2015 The Eating Place Fiona short
2015 Hypochrondria short
2015 The Lotus Gun Daphine short
2016 The Sound of Blue, Green and Red Jenny short
2017 The Darby Bonarsky Story Darby Bonarsky short, also co-wrote
2017 Steps Orphan #2
2017 Normalize Ms. Push Buttons short
2018 Nothing Bad Will Happen Woman short
2018 Wobble Palace Jane also co-wrote
2018 Softness of Bodies Charlotte Parks
2018 Sunday Girl Natasha
2018 The Ghost Who Walks Mitzie
2019 Black Earth Woman #3
2019 Mr. Robot Celeste
2019 Disco Elysium Klaasje Amandou Video game voice-over[38]

References

  1. ^ "dasha (@nobody_stop_me) - Twitter". twitter.com.
  2. ^ a b Bugbee, Teo (October 4, 2018). "Review: In 'Wobble Palace,' a Relationship Hangs by a Stringy Toupee". The New York Times.
  3. ^ a b Diavolo, Lucy (May 3, 2018). "Meet "Sailor Socialism," the Infowars Interview Subject Who Went Viral". Teen Vogue.
  4. ^ a b O'Neill, Luke (9 May 2018). "The Chill Woman Who Pwned InfoWars Discusses Life After Going 'Softly Viral'". Vice.
  5. ^ "Red Scare, Don't Care". The Face.
  6. ^ a b Linden, Sheri (September 25, 2018). "'Softness of Bodies': Film Review - LAFF 2018". The Hollywood Reporter.
  7. ^ a b Penn, Asher (September 11, 2019). "A Conversation with Dasha Nekrasova". The Editorial Magazine.
  8. ^ "Feeling Worse About the Same | LACA". lacarchive.com.
  9. ^ "Don't Care ft Sad Andy (Antwon music video)". 27 June 2014 – via YouTube.
  10. ^ "Taking What's Yours (TV Girl music video)". 28 Mar 2016 – via YouTube.
  11. ^ "I Don't Love You (DJ Dodger Stadium music video)". 1 Feb 2016 – via YouTube.
  12. ^ "Yumi Zouma Air Two New Videos". diymag.com. 6 Mar 2014.
  13. ^ "Basements (Future Death music video)". 28 Aug 2014 – via YouTube.
  14. ^ "Wobble Palace (2018)".
  15. ^ Allen, Nick. "SXSW Film Festival 2018: Wobble Palace - Festivals & Awards - Roger Ebert". www.rogerebert.com.
  16. ^ Assil, Alex (12 September 2018). "A First Look At Riley Sweeney Lynch's "Metal Fairytale" 'Black..." milk.xyz.
  17. ^ Teddy Roosa Velt (13 May 2018). "Sailor Socialism" – via YouTube.
  18. ^ "Venezuela: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)". 13 May 2018 – via YouTube.
  19. ^ "What is Red Scare and Am I Exempt From Caring About It? A Brief Guide to the Podcast World's Laziest Provocateurs". Jezebel.
  20. ^ Marriott, James (December 10, 2019). "Red Scare, the politically incorrect podcast that's wooing liberal millennials" – via www.thetimes.co.uk.
  21. ^ Spies, Michelle (September 25, 2019). "I Made the Internet Vote to Determine the Worst Fan Base. Here's What I Learned". Vulture.
  22. ^ Sherman, Erik. "The Country Needs To Rethink The College-For-Better-Pay Story". Forbes.
  23. ^ "'Praxis Girl' and how extremely online drama led to a Marxist meme". The Daily Dot. June 26, 2019.
  24. ^ Malone, Noreen (October 25, 2018). "Red Scare Leans Into Nothing". The Cut.
  25. ^ Fry, Naomi (May 17, 2018). "Whither the Slut? Mandy Stadtmiller and Karley Sciortino Reveal All". The New Yorker.
  26. ^ "Red Scare — Live". The Greene Space.
  27. ^ Holmes, Aaron (September 28, 2019). "From scoring Adderall to a potential movie deal, Caroline Calloway took the stage at a Brooklyn podcast taping to 'spill the tea' on her ghostwriter controversy". Business Insider.
  28. ^ "How to Become an Influencer in 2019? Attack Other Influencers". www.khsu.org. September 28, 2019.
  29. ^ Levine, Sara (October 1, 2019). "Caroline Calloway Reignited Her Feud With Natalie Beach". betches.com.
  30. ^ O'Sullivan, Eilish (September 28, 2019). "Caroline Calloway says former friend snagged movie deal following viral essay". The Daily Dot.
  31. ^ McNamara, Sylvie (October 29, 2018). "Red Scare's Real Offense Is Nihilism". Podcast Review.
  32. ^ Malone, Noreen. "Red Scare Leans Into Nothing". The Cut.
  33. ^ Friedland, Adam (November 20, 2017). "Hi this is Adams girlfriend @nobody_stop_me my account has been unjustly suspended and I really need it back to express myself and if I don't Im going to break up with Adam and ruin his life @jack".
  34. ^ "Chapo Election Night 2018: Armenia Decides" – via www.youtube.com.
  35. ^ "Dasha Nekrasova interview | The Special Without Brett Davis" – via www.youtube.com.
  36. ^ "The Sitdown w/ Mike Recine: Ep. 38 - Russians w/ Red Scare". sitdownpod.libsyn.com.
  37. ^ "Book Sluts Podcast". Patreon.
  38. ^ a b ZA/UM (15 October 2019). Disco Elysium. Scene: Ending Credits.