Dasha Nekrasova

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Dasha Nekrasova
Born (1991-02-19) 19 February 1991 (age 28)
Other namesDasha Nekrassova
CitizenshipBelarusian, American
OccupationActress, Writer, Podcaster
Years active2014–present
Known forWobble Palace, Red Scare podcast

Dasha Nekrasova (born 19 February 1991)[1] is a Belarusian-American actress,[2] writer and podcaster. She starred in the low-budget movie Wobble Palace (2018)[3] and co-hosts the podcast Red Scare with Anna Khachiyan, the daughter of Soviet-Armenian mathematician Leonid Khachiyan. In 2018, she became known as "Sailor Socialism"[4][5] following an interview with an InfoWars reporter that went viral.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Dasha Nekrasova was born in Minsk, Belarus to parents who worked as acrobats.[6] At the age of four, she emigrated to America with her parents.

Nekrasova settled in Las Vegas, Nevada, and attended high school at Las Vegas Academy of the Arts, graduating in 2008. She went on to attend Mills College, graduating in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Anthropology.

Nekrasova self-published a book of poetry, Feeling Worse About the Same, in 2015.[7]

Career[edit]

Nekrasova appeared in a number of low-budget short films, features and music videos (for artists such as Antwon,[8] TV Girl,[9] DJ Dodger Stadium,[10] Yumi Zouma[11] and Future Death[12]) before her breakthrough role in Wobble Palace, which she also co-wrote with director Eugene Kotlyarenko.[13] The film was positively received by critics[14][3] and was nominated for the 2018 SXSW Adam Yauch Hörnblowér Award. She also received praise by The Hollywood Reporter for her performance in the film Softness of Bodies,[6] and will star in Black Earth, the directorial debut of Riley Sweeney Lynch, son of David Lynch.[15]

Nekrasova is known for her political commentary. She received viral attention when in March 2018, she was interviewed by the right-wing media outlet InfoWars at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas while promoting Wobble Palace.[16] Her dismissive attitude to the interviewer, and Japanese schoolgirl outfit, earned her the sobriquet "Sailor Socialism".[4][17] The clip was featured on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.[18]

She is also a co-host on the Red Scare podcast which discusses politics and culture.[19][20][21] A profile of Nekrasova and her co-hosts in The Cut described Red Scare as "a critique of feminism, and capitalism, from deep inside the culture they’ve spawned."[22] Nekrasova is a promoter of "Venmo feminism".[23] The show has featured guest appearances from several notable writers, artists, social commentators and leftist figures, including Angela Nagle, Vanessa Place, Simon Reynolds, Juliana Huxtable and Chapo Trap House's Amber A'Lee Frost.

Dasha is also known for her appearances on the podcast Cum Town;[24][25] her fiancé Adam Friedland is one of the show's co-hosts.[26][27] She has also appeared as a guest host and interviewee on Chapo Trap House,[28] The Special Without Brett Davis,[29] The Sitdown w/ Mike Recine,[30] The Book Sluts Podcast,[31] and Not Really Podcast.

Filmography[edit]

Year 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 Mimi

References[edit]

  1. ^ "dasha (@nobody_stop_me) - Twitter". twitter.com.
  2. ^ "Dasha Nekrasova". IMDb.
  3. ^ a b "Review: In 'Wobble Palace,' a Relationship Hangs by a Stringy Toupee".
  4. ^ a b Diavolo, Lucy. "Meet "Sailor Socialism," the Infowars Interview Subject Who Went Viral".
  5. ^ "The Chill Woman Who Pwned InfoWars Discusses Life After Going 'Softly Viral'". 9 May 2018.
  6. ^ a b "'Softness of Bodies': Film Review - LAFF 2018".
  7. ^ http://lacarchive.com/item/feeling-worse-about-same
  8. ^ "Don't Care ft Sad Andy (Antwon music video)". 27 Jun 2014 – via YouTube.
  9. ^ "Taking What's Yours (TV Girl music video)". 28 Mar 2016 – via YouTube.
  10. ^ "I Don't Love You (DJ Dodger Stadium music video)". 1 Feb 2016 – via YouTube.
  11. ^ "Yumi Zouma Air Two New Videos". diymag.com. 6 Mar 2014.
  12. ^ "Basements (Future Death music video)". 28 Aug 2014 – via YouTube.
  13. ^ "Wobble Palace (2018)".
  14. ^ Allen, Nick. "SXSW Film Festival 2018: Wobble Palace - Festivals & Awards - Roger Ebert". www.rogerebert.com.
  15. ^ Banks, Emma (12 September 2018). "A First Look At Riley Sweeney Lynch's "Metal Fairytale" 'Black..."
  16. ^ Teddy Roosa Velt (13 May 2018). "Sailor Socialism" – via YouTube.
  17. ^ "The Chill Woman Who Pwned InfoWars Discusses Life After Going 'Softly Viral'". 8 May 2018.
  18. ^ LastWeekTonight (13 May 2018). "Venezuela: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)" – via YouTube.
  19. ^ "Red Scare is creating podcasts - Patreon".
  20. ^ "Tank Magazine". Tank Magazine.
  21. ^ "Red Scare's Real Offense Is Nihilism". 29 October 2018.
  22. ^ Malone, Noreen. "Red Scare Leans Into Nothing".
  23. ^ "Whither the Slut? Mandy Stadtmiller and Karley Sciortino Reveal All".
  24. ^ https://www.vox.com/identities/2017/10/24/16503462/dsa-women-cumtown-chapo
  25. ^ https://podcastreview.org/review/red-scare/
  26. ^ Malone, Noreen. "Red Scare Leans Into Nothing". The Cut.
  27. ^ "Twitter: @adamfriedland 12/20/17 18:06".
  28. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXObKJzOWfY
  29. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTQUyvW_qos
  30. ^ https://sitdownpod.libsyn.com/ep-38-russians-w-red-scare
  31. ^ https://www.patreon.com/bookslutspodcast