Jackie Strano is a local vocal legend. SF Bay Guardian
Strano could match any rock vocalist on the national scene. Washington Blade
Jackie (Jack) Strano is a SF Bay Area music scene veteran. They are a Trans-Butch singer/songwriter who fronted the popular 90’s all queer band, The Hail Marys and has performed on stages from coast to coast from CBGB’s to the Fillmore…their music is featured on the soundtrack of the Hollywood noir lesbo classic, Bound and in other features including Sundance Selection 2003, Radical Harmonies, a documentary about the origins of women’s music. Strano is first generation American, born in Canada and the child and grandchild of Holocaust survivors and is currently working on a dreamscape/novella/semi-autobiography called Chicagoland.
…their rebel attitude and righteous rage has earned The Hail Marys a place in dyke-rock history. Their lyrics, penned by lead singer Jackie Strano, are a captivating combination of pugnacity and profane poetry. Think AC/DC with lyrics by Patti Smith. SFGATE
Full of intelligent lyrics. New Orleans Impact
As the Executive Vice President of Good Vibrations, Jackie Strano runs the legendary sex positive retailer trusted for over 38 years for quality sex toys, educational movies, and a safe welcoming environment to explore your authentic sexual self, sexual health, and become more sexually confident. Strano is the co-founder of S.I.R. Video Productions with wife Shar Rednour. Together they created the cult classic, Bend Over Boyfriend and are the only queer owned, independently owned production company to ever win an AVN award for Best Feature with their ode to butch/femme desire- Hard Love & How to Fuck In High Heels. S.I.R. has been featured in Playboy, Cosmopolitan, Self, Salon.com, Village Voice, and various other publications and in documentaries including Hot & Bothered: Feminist Pornography, HBO’s 6 part series Pornocopia, KRON’s The History of Sex in San Francisco, and UK’s The Truth About Lesbian Sex.
Jackie Strano has also been published in various anthologies including Pills, Thrills, Chills, and Heartache: Adventures in the First Person, New Views on Pornography, Coming Out Like a Porn Star, Virgin Territory, and studied with Beat Poet, David Meltzer in the Master of Poetics program at New College of CA in SF and was published in their literary journal Cayati 17 in 1989.
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