Dasha Nekrasova

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Dasha Nekrasova
Даша Некрасова
Headshot
Nekrasova in Cotton pilot, 2014
Born
Daria Dmitrievna Nekrasova

(1991-02-19) February 19, 1991 (age 30)
Citizenship
  • United States
Alma materMills College
Occupation
  • Actress
  • writer
  • director
  • podcaster
Years active2014–present

Daria "Dasha" Dmitrievna Nekrasova[1] (Belarusian: Дарья "Даша" Дзімтрыеўна Некрасова; born February 19, 1991) is a Belarusian-American actress, writer, director and co-host of the podcast Red Scare.[2] In 2018, she became known as "Sailor Socialism";[3][4] her interview with an InfoWars reporter, in which she was dressed in a sailor fuku, went viral.

Early life[edit]

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]

Career[edit]

Nekrasova first appeared in music videos for alternative artists such as Yumi Zouma,[8] before making her film debut in Wobble Palace, which she co-wrote with director Eugene Kotlyarenko.[2][9] The New York Times described the film as "a sendup of broke-artist types that shimmers with abashed affection",[2] while RogerEbert.com commented that "while your comedic milage with its loose goofiness may vary, this movie succeeds in contributing a filmic time capsule" for millenials.[9][2] She appeared as the leading character in the dark comedy The Softness of Bodies, with The Hollywood Reporter saying she inhabited the role "effortlessly".[6]

While promoting Wobble Palace at the 2018 South by Southwest Festival, her interview with right-wing media outlet InfoWars went viral.[3] She was nicknamed "Sailor Socialism" for expressing her support for Bernie Sanders, while dressed in an Japanese schoolgirl outfit resembling Sailor Moon.[3][4] The clip was featured in a segment on Venezuela in an episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.[10]

On March 29, 2018, Nekrasova started the podcast Red Scare with co-host Anna Khachiyan. The show has been associated with the dirtbag left[11][12][13] and described in The Cut as "a critique of feminism, and capitalism, from deep inside the culture they’ve spawned."[13] Daily Dot said the show's "schtick" had been summed up by former congressional staffer Simone Norman, as "when hot mean girls become public leftists."[14]

In 2020, Nekrasova made her directorial debut with The Scary of Sixty-First, a thriller co-written with Madeline Quinn, and inspired by the death of Jeffrey Epstein.[15] The film premiered at the 71st Berlin International Film Festival[16] and won the prize for Best First Feature.[17] Later that year, Nekrasova co-wrote the short film, Spectacular Reality, inspired by conspiracies surrounding crisis actors and featuring models from No Agency New York,[18] and directed the November 6, 2020 video performance of Oneohtrix Point Never's "I Don't Love Me Anymore" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.[19][15]

Nekrasova will appear in a supporting role as a crisis PR rep in season three of the HBO drama Succession.[20][21][22][23][24]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film/Series Role Notes
2014 Cotton Sasha web series
2015 The Eating Place Fiona short
2015 Hypochrondria Belinda short
2015 The Lotus Gun Daphine short
2016 The Sound of Blue, Green and Red Jenny short
2017 Steps Orphan #2 web series
2017 Normalize Ms. Push Buttons short
2017 The Darby Bonarsky Story Darby Bonarsky short, also co-wrote
2018 Nothing Bad Will Happen Woman short
2018 Wobble Palace Jane also co-wrote
2018 Softness of Bodies Charlotte Parks
2018 The Ghost Who Walks Mitzie
2019 Black Earth Mimi
2019 Mr. Robot Celeste 1 episode
2019 Disco Elysium Klaasje Amandou voice[25] (original release only, replaced in The Final Cut)[26]
2019 Cake Barbara 1 episode, segment "Oh Jerome, No: Help Needed"
2019 Dickinson Ellen Mandeville Grout 1 episode
2019 Sunday Girl Natasha
2019 The Shivering Truth Additional voices 1 episode
2020 PVT Chat QT4U
2020 We Are Vera
2021 The Serpent Connie-Jo Bronzich 1 episode
2021 The Scary of Sixty-First The Girl also writer and director
2021 Succession Comfry

Podcastography[edit]

Release date Podcast Host(s) Episode(s)
January 7, 2018 (January 7, 2018) Cum Town Nick Mullen
Stavros Halkias
Adam Friedland
Bonus #69 “Two Girls Up One Girl Down” w/ Dasha Nekrasova & Amber A’Lee Frost
March 29, 2018 (March 29, 2018)–present Red Scare Dasha Nekrasova
Anna Khachiyan
All, except #47 "Red Scare Hotline w/ Anna & Meg"
August 1, 2018 (August 1, 2018) The Sitdown w/ Mike Recine Mike Recine #38 “Russians” w/ Dasha Nekrasova & Anna Khachiyan
November 6, 2018 (November 6, 2018) Book Sluts Abby Rosenquist
Keren Margolis
Amber Tamblyn’s “Any Man”" w/ Dasha Nekrasova
July 8, 2019 (July 8, 2019)
January 1, 2020 (January 1, 2020)
Not Really Patrik Sandberg
Paul Cupo
#3 “But Actually So On, Girlfriend” w/ Dasha Nekrasova
#44 “Not Really Red Scare Part 2” w/ Anna Khachiyan & Dasha Nekrasova
August 29, 2019 (August 29, 2019) TrueAnon Brace Belden
Liz Franczak
#10 “Special Report: Night Court” w/ Dasha Nekrasova
September 13, 2019 (September 13, 2019) Other Life Justin Murphy “Cath-Pilled Shoplifting Theory” w/ Dasha Nekrasova
April 22, 2020 (April 22, 2020)
June 12, 2020 (June 12, 2020)
Al Anonymous Al Bedell #3 “Wellness, Wellbutrin & Weight” w/ Emily Hanson & Dasha Nerkasova
#17 “Borderline Hysterical” w/ Dasha Nekrasova
September 8, 2020 (September 8, 2020) The Perfume Nationalist Jack Mason
Ortant Aper
“Mirror Father Mirror” w/ Dasha Nekrasova
October 16, 2020
March 7, 2021 (March 7, 2021)
DIAL #DAN Dan Allegretto #29 “Dasha Nekrasova & Maddie Quinn”
#54 “Dasha Nekrasova & Maddie Quinn”
November 14, 2020 How Long Gone Chris Black
Jason Stewart
#105 “Dasha Nekrasova”
December 9, 2020 Twink Revolution Gian
Sam
“Twink Scare” w/ Anna Khachiyan and Dasha Nekrasova
December 14, 2020 Girls Talk Ashley christlover2000 “Male to Female Sexual Violence” w/ Dasha Nekrasova
December 22, 2020 The ION Pod The Ion Pack #23 “Director’s Commentary” w/ Dasha Nekrasova
January 13, 2021 Contain Barrett Avner
Sam Rubberwidow
#37 “Locos Only” w/ Dasha Nekrasova
January 17, 2021 Give Them an Argument Ben Burgis #23 “Dasha from Red Scare”
February 12, 2021 I'M SO POPULAR Zach Langley Chi Chi “I NEED YOU” w/ Dasha Nekrasova
February 23, 2021 Unregistered Thaddeus Russell #154 "Dasha Nekrasova"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Unregistered 154: Dasha Nekrasova (VIDEO)". Feb 23, 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d Bugbee, Teo (October 4, 2018). "Review: In 'Wobble Palace,' a Relationship Hangs by a Stringy Toupee". The New York Times.
  3. ^ a b c 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. ^ "Yumi Zouma Air Two New Videos". diymag.com. 6 Mar 2014.
  9. ^ a b Allen, Nick. "SXSW Film Festival 2018: Wobble Palace - Festivals & Awards - Roger Ebert". rogerebert.com.
  10. ^ "John Oliver Laments Venezuela on 'Last Week Tonight'". Time. Retrieved 2020-09-11.
  11. ^ Marriott, James (December 10, 2019). "Red Scare, the politically incorrect podcast that's wooing liberal millennials" – via www.thetimes.co.uk.
  12. ^ Spies, Michelle (September 25, 2019). "I Made the Internet Vote to Determine the Worst Fan Base. Here's What I Learned". Vulture.
  13. ^ a b Malone, Noreen (October 25, 2018). "Red Scare Leans Into Nothing". The Cut.
  14. ^ "'Praxis Girl' and how extremely online drama led to a Marxist meme". The Daily Dot. June 26, 2019.
  15. ^ a b Halabian, Layla. "Dasha Nekrasova Thinks Skin Care Is An Inside Job". Nylon.
  16. ^ "Berlin 2021: The 10 Most Exciting Films at This Year's Festival". 25 February 2021.
  17. ^ "Berlin: Dasha Nekrasova' the Scary of Sixty-First' Wins Best First Feature Award". 13 June 2021.
  18. ^ "No Agency's models respond to a shady casting call in this new film". Dazed. November 2, 2020.
  19. ^ "Wet Paint: Coronavirus Rips Through the Berlin Art World, Notorious Flipper Puts More Work at Auction, & More Art-World Gossip". artnet News. October 9, 2020.
  20. ^ "Wet Paint: Vito Schnabel Nabs Chelsea Space, Jared and Ivanka Are Moving to Miami's Art-Collector Island, & More Juicy Art-World Gossip". 11 December 2020.
  21. ^ "Wet Paint: David Zwirner Goes Downtown, Dealer Flips Amy Sherald Work He Pledged to Donate, & More Juicy Art-World Gossip". 9 April 2021.
  22. ^ Smith, Ben (8 March 2021). "They Had a Fun Pandemic. You Can Read About It in Print". The New York Times.
  23. ^ "What Jeffrey Epstein did was vile. Why Dasha Nekrasova made a horror movie about it". 2 March 2021.
  24. ^ "Berlin Hidden Gem: Demonic Possession, Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein Collide in 'The Scary of Sixty-First'". March 2021.
  25. ^ ZA/UM (15 October 2019). Disco Elysium. Scene: Ending Credits.
  26. ^ "New quests and voices add even more political edge to Disco Elysium: The Final Cut". 7 May 2021.

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