Gary Fembot

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Gary Fembot is a zine editor, musician and filmmaker from San Franciso, Ca., U.S.A.

Gary Fembot began releasing his zine Fembot in the early 1990's. Three issues were released. One issue was a split zine with the San Francisco publication Outpunk. As well, Fembot was featured in Issue 6 of Outpunk, which editor Matt Wobensmith dedicated to reprints of articles from noteworthy zines.

After the fourth issue was released, Gary Fembot's subsequent publications were called "Fembot Presents Jam While You Cram", named after a popular high school locker poster from the 1980's. Two issues were released.

Gary Fembot was also in the band Sta-Prest, in which band members routinely switched instruments. Gary Fembot's vocals appear on a number of the group's recordings, released by labels such as Outpunk and Kill Rock Stars. As well, he was a member of the bands Feelings On A Grid, Swishin' Duds, and Mon Cousin Belge. He co-presented the clubs Coed Magnetic and The Clap in San Francisco and dj's periodically.

In 2002, Sta-Prest members Gary (under the moniker D.M. Feelings) and Iraya Robles (as Aloofah) appeared in Maximum Rock 'N' Roll's "Queer Punk" issue.

The band appears in the documentary She's Real, Worse Than Queer, by Lucy Thane.

Gary Fembot is also a filmmaker, whose own film The Oners, featuring Gwenael Rattke, editor of Easily Grossed Out, appeared on volume 2 of the Kill Rock Stars Video Fanzine. He has also made the films The Willows, with Iraya Robles of Sta-Prest, and Mondo Bottomless with zine editors Brontez, Johnny Ray Huston, Gwenael Rattke and Martin Sorrondeguy from the band Limpwrist (among others). His latest film is "AIDS Camp" with a cast of over 30 including Jerry Lee Abrahms, Annie Danger, Iraya Robles, Chelsea Starr and Alison C. Wright.

In 2008, Gary Fembot made an appearance in the feature film The Lollipop Generation by G.B. Jones alongside fellow zinesters Jena von Brücker, Vaginal Davis, Jen Smith, Johnny Noxzema and Anonymous Boy.

At present, Gary plays keyboards and sings in the band Puce Moment.




  • "Nelly Strut/Susperia" on Outpunk Dance Party, Outpunk
  • Vespa Sex EP, Outpunk
  • "Let's Be Friendly With Our Friends/You Are The Company Spy", 7", Outpunk
  • "Form Fitting/Diffy Peeps", Kill Rock Stars Mailorder Freaks Singles Club 1998
  • "Feelings on a Grid", demo 2002
  • "Mon Cousin Belge", LP, 2008
  • "Ready for a Date", "Avoiding Certain Topics" and "Essence of Mann", 1 album consisting of 3 four-song cassettes by Puce Moment, 2010


(as director)

  • The Oners, (Kill Rock Stars Video Fanzine #2)
  • Mondo Bottomless (2006)
  • The Willows (2007)
  • AIDS Camp (2009)
  • Together People (2012)
  • Free Jazz (2013 - with Brontez Purnell)

(as himself)

  • She's Real, Worse Than Queer, Lucy Thane

(as actor)


(as director, for cable access)

  • "More Mind Games with Bibi Brioche"
  • "Bibi and the Beat"
  • "danseparc"

Music Videos

for Puce Moment:

  • "The Citrus Smelling Man with the Tight Wristwatch"
  • "It's 3 O'Clock"
  • "Time and Temperature"
  • "Hit Movies"

for The Younger Lovers:

  • "We are the Younger Lovers/Keeps on Falling Down"

Solo Exhibition

  • "Cyber Beach Party/nanobites" Right Window Gallery, San Francisco, 2014

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