Sister Roma

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Sister Roma
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Born
Michael Williams[1]

(1962-12-22) December 22, 1962 (age 56)

Michael Williams (born December 22, 1962), better known by his stage name Sister Roma, is an American art director of gay pornography. He is a twenty-year member of San Francisco's Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.[2]

Career[edit]

Roma was the long-time art director at gay pornography studio Hot House Entertainment until Hot House was bought by NakedSword, in 2014; She now serves as "art director and overall Ambassador of NakedSword".[3] Roma also co-hosts an online talk show, The Tim and Roma Show, that focuses on gay pornographic movies and the LGBT community. Roma has been a presenter at the GayVN Awards, a pornography industry awards show.[4] Roma has served as an emcee and judge for the San Francisco Drag King Contest,[5] the 2005 benefit Porn Idol;[6] and at the BDSM/leather event the Folsom Street Fair;[7]

In 2003, Roma's drag act was incorporated into Ronnie Larsen's play Sleeping With Straight Men with Mink Stole in San Francisco.[8][9] In 2006, Roma was nominated for Best Nonsexual Performance Gay Adult Video News (GAYVN) award for her portrayal of Mona Lott, the maid of Wet Palms, which is a ten-episode gay-porn soap opera series.[10] He also has performed at San Francisco's long-running drag show Trannyshack.[11] In 2012, Sister Roma was the sole community-elected grand marshal, serving with twelve other marshals appointed by the Pride Board of the San Francisco Pride Parade.[12] In 2014, Roma objected to Facebook's real-name policy after the site suspended multiple accounts belonging to LGBT entertainers, and was one of a group of San Francisco residents who met with Facebook representatives to discuss the policy.[13]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result
2006 GayVN Awards Best Nonsexual Performance (Wet Palms)[10] Nominated
2010 GayVN Awards Personality of the Year[14] Won
2012 San Francisco Pride Community Grand Marshal[12] Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ SFGate
  2. ^ Personal bio at thesisters.org
  3. ^ "As NakedSword's Ambassador, Sister Roma is Ready to Rock". Adult Video News. Retrieved 12 September 2014.
  4. ^ Naked Sword And Porn Companies Give Back San Francisco Bay Time, 5 April 2007 (retrieved 2007-10-29)
  5. ^ Tudor, Silke (July 19, 2000). "Night Crawler: Crown Performance". SF Weekly. Retrieved 2007-07-27.
  6. ^ Johnson, Peter (July 19, 2005). "Will Clark San Francisco Fundraisers Near". Adult Video News. Retrieved 2007-11-03.
  7. ^ Vaziri, Aidin (October 22, 2006). "On The Town With Heklina: All the city's a stage for this drag queen". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2007-10-27.
  8. ^ Hurwitt, Robert (September 10, 2003). "Sleepwalking through a talk-show tragedy: Jenny Jones drama tends to nod off". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2007-10-27.
  9. ^ Roca, Octavio (25 June 2002). "Trash-TV tragedy makes for farce: 'Straight Men' a campy success". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2012-07-21.
  10. ^ a b Van Iquity, Sister Dana (March 10, 2006). "Wet Palms Is A Sexy Yet Sappy Soap". San Francisco Bay Times. Retrieved 2007-11-03.
  11. ^ Provenzano, Jim (September 10, 2003). "Tune, out". Bay Area Reporter. Retrieved 2007-10-27.
  12. ^ a b SF Pride official website Archived 2012-01-25 at WebCite
  13. ^ Grinberg, Emanuella (September 18, 2014). "Facebook 'real name' policy stirs questions around identity". CNN. Retrieved September 20, 2014.
  14. ^ Sweetbriar, Bebe (November 3, 2010). "Sister Roma -- Porn's favorite nun". Edge Boston. Retrieved 25 July 2012.

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