Safety Girl is back…. kind of

Does anyone remember, back in the late 90’s, a super-freaky, sex-positive Ann Arbor community access television show called Get Curious with Safety Girl? (I looked for video clips online, but couldn’t find any. Sorry.) Well, it looks like she – or at least the woman behind the Safety Girl persona – is planning a comeback. According to this blog that I just stumbled across, Tanya Brown is about to launch a new Ypsi-positive community access television show as Ypsi Girl tomorrow night. Here’s how she describes it.

…For those of you who remember my past alias- she is retired… do not expect that hot young 20 something educating you on how to apply a condom with your mouth on a banana. lol

But you can expect my candidness, honesty, personal crap to come out over the air waves, and promoting the best of our local flavors- shops, music, night life… and the breath taking bohemian style characters who make ypsi a beautiful place to live and visit.

According to Brown, the show will begin airing tomorrow (Thursday) on Ann Arbor Community Access channel 17 at 7:00pm and 10:25pm.

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  1. Posted August 12, 2009 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

    The show is also set to repeat on:

    Friday, 8/14 at 8:25pm
    Saturday, 8/15 at 8:55pm
    Sunday, 8/16 at 2:55pm & 10:30pm
    Wednesday, 8/19 at 9:00pm
    Thursday, 8/20 at 5:00pm
    and Saturday, 8/22 at 8:55pm

  2. sitterhitter
    Posted August 12, 2009 at 10:18 pm | Permalink

    brown rown town shown banana rama pudding licky spit no no split.

    yucky tucky!!! super wink wink no slips hurry bhits this thime!

    bi now please you.

  3. Posted August 13, 2009 at 6:32 am | Permalink

    Yes! I remember that show! Cool…

  4. Karl
    Posted August 13, 2009 at 7:50 am | Permalink

    Sounds from her site like she’s been through some hard times.

    And she was way ahead of the curve on the whole girl empowerment through sex thing. I’m surprised she wasn’t able to break through nationally. I guess if the intertubes had been around back then it might have been different.

  5. Perplexed Reader
    Posted August 13, 2009 at 7:59 am | Permalink

    Breathtaking bohemian style? In Ypsi? I can’t wait to see who/what she’s talking about.

  6. watching laughing
    Posted August 13, 2009 at 8:03 am | Permalink

    Wasn’t the Safety Girl headquartered in Ann Arbor in the 90’s?
    And how did she now end up in Ypsi and why?
    Suddenly she is now, “POOOOFFF!” MS. YPSI?
    just curious.

    watching laughing.

  7. Carol
    Posted August 13, 2009 at 8:06 am | Permalink

    Ypsi’s where all the cool people in Ann Arbor eventually end up.

  8. elviscostello
    Posted August 13, 2009 at 8:17 am | Permalink

    Man, her show was great! I remember a night where she had a party on the show with a local band…Stopped by her booth at the Art Fair one summer…Real nice.

  9. LM
    Posted August 13, 2009 at 8:22 am | Permalink

    Is that dirty talking old Canadian woman still on TV talking about sex?

    And, for what it’s worth, I think Dr. Ruth preceded Safety Girl.

  10. Andy C
    Posted August 13, 2009 at 8:43 am | Permalink

    I was told that she tried to open some kind of Safe Sex shop in Depot Town a few years back and she was denied. To risky for quaint olde Depot Town. Anyone have anymore info on that?

  11. watching laughing
    Posted August 13, 2009 at 9:08 am | Permalink

    to many drunk patrons complaining about a safe sex store after getting a bliterated at the bars in Depot town?

    watching laughing.

  12. Ypsiosaurus Wrecks
    Posted August 13, 2009 at 12:46 pm | Permalink

    I remember her show it was fairly entertaining. I think we need to expand the sex biz in Ypsitucky, there is already plenty of the sex biz going around in the form of prostitution… Maybe she can do outreach to sex workers and encourage safe sex!

    As I’ve said before we need decriminalize it and tax/regulate the business. Let’s make Ypsi the “Amsterdam” of SE Michigan.

  13. galan
    Posted August 13, 2009 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

    Loved her back then and love her now. I was there for her presentations to city council and the Planning Commission when she wanted to open a store in Depot Town. Love Baskets were provided for all! Her Cable T.V. show was also very educational. Things might be a bit different now and people might be a bit more open to her shop. People can always go to Ann Arbor and see how that shop is working out over the last couple of years as an example of a “Safe Sex” shop.

  14. Mr. X
    Posted August 13, 2009 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    Cheeky Monkey sold dongs and butt plugs, didn’t they?
    At least I’ve heard people use those hideous Annette Funicello dolls for.

    [This comment would not exist on Ann Arbor Dot Com.]

  15. Posted August 13, 2009 at 7:31 pm | Permalink

    Looks like I misunderstood. I tuned in tonight, and it wasn’t a show so much as a five minute ad for the show, which will begin airing this fall. Still, it was good to see the footage shot around town that was in the ad.

    And I had no idea that she’d tried to open a store in Depot Town. That must have happened when I was living in DC/LA…. It’s hilarious to me that we (and by “we” I mean the powers that be) drove a prospective business out of town because it advocated safe sex and sex education.

  16. Kerri
    Posted August 17, 2009 at 1:37 am | Permalink

    I loved her! Someone needs to get those shows up on YouTube.

  17. Steven
    Posted August 17, 2009 at 7:45 am | Permalink

    If you ever interview her for the site (in the men’s room of the brewery), I’d like to know what happened with the sex shop in Depot Town.

  18. permalink
    Posted January 14, 2010 at 6:49 am | Permalink

    does anyone remember the name of the guy who had a show about his life on ann arbor community access tv in the early to mid 90s? He was hapless and entertaining at the same time. Early 20s, dark hair, kinda short.

    Youtube before there was such a thing.

  19. a2jc
    Posted January 7, 2011 at 11:05 am | Permalink

    My former MIL called me one p.m. @1997 to tune into C.A channel for Safety Girl and the vag. puppet–priceless!!!!!!!!!!! Also the Strap-on episode later was very insightful. Please, Tanya bring back your store that used to be on Liberty St., next to A.D.! I miss those lollipop colored condom suckers and your candor.

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