If you haven't seen the promo teaser for Armen Ra's up-coming documentary film, "WHEN MY SORROW DIED - The Legend Of Armen Ra And The Theremin" you must watch it. The link to the vimeo video is posted in the article on the front page of Theremin World.
Armen is very bright, funny, and a fine thereminist. His hilarious send-up of himself in the promo (at times surprisingly self-deprecating) was unexpected, clever, very entertaining, and paints a picture of a highly complex individual.
Armen has chosen a difficult path for himself because he has mixed his image as a "gender illusionist" with his theremin career. Just to complicate things further he is Armenian, and the Armenian community is extremely conservative and unlikely to be particularly receptive to Armen's magnificently outrageous choices.
Artists from a particular ethnic background are often given a leg-up in their careers by the support they receive from their fellow countrymen (of whatever extraction they may be) but this is unlikely to happen in any really significant way with Armen.
There are currently two - yes, TWO - drives going on to raise funds for documentaries about thereminists: one for Armen and another for thereminist Thomas Grillo. This is perhaps unfortunate, because having two projects soliciting donations at the same time, may be a bit much given the limited pool of potential donors in the theremin community.