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A short experimental narrative film created in collaboration with Rhys Ernst, starring Flawless Sabrina, Holly Woodlawn & Vaginal Davis Read more

Los Angeles, CA Art
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This project was successfully funded on May 12, 2012.

A short experimental narrative film created in collaboration with Rhys Ernst, starring Flawless Sabrina, Holly Woodlawn & Vaginal Davis

Los Angeles, CA Art
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She Gone Rogue is an experimental-narrative short film and a collaboration between performance/video artist Zackary Drucker and independent director Rhys Ernst.

We are seeking FINISHING FUNDS to pay for the remaining production expenses (equipment rental, props, payment for talent and additional crew), and post-production expenses (payment for editor, sound design, original score, color correction, digital output). $8,000 represents the bare minimum to complete the project.

She Gone Rogue is PREMIERING at The first Los Angeles biennial, Made in L.A. 2012, organized by the Hammer Museum in collaboration with LAXART. It will play on a continuous loop in the Hammer Museum for the entire summer as part of the biennial.  

ABOUT THE FILM:

An unnamed transgender protagonist (played by Drucker) attempts to visit her “Auntie Holly” but instead falls down a rabbit hole, encountering trans-feminine archetypes that are in turn confounding, nebulous, complicated and contradictory. Legendary performers Flawless Sabrina, Vaginal Davis, and Holly Woodlawn play feisty fairy godmothers, fighters and survivors of erstwhile eras who illuminate the unsung historical chronology of queens and trans women. Darling’s narrative journey mirrors Drucker’s artistic collaboration with each real life performer, enacting a trans-generational dialogue that is as disparaging as it is hopeful.

Engaging a world of dream-like magical realism, She Gone Rogue, references Maya Deren’s Meshes of the Afternoon, utilizing a space where singular selves multiply and expand, offering windows into parallel dimensions, with time and space collapsing into a whirlpool of divergent possibilities. When Drucker finally finds the white rabbit, the process of identity construction completes a full circle, offering more questions than answers.

Laminated and editioned masks

Before and After postcard book

Signed Translady Fanzine

Life-sized welcome mat!

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    custom DVD of Rhys Ernst's THE THING - premiered at Sundance January 2012, yet to be released.

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    Laminated and editioned masks (last 12 of 50) mounted on gold tongue depressors - giveaway from Zackary's 2007 Cal Arts thesis - EXTREMELY rare, wildly amusing, noteworthy fashion statement.

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    BEFORE + AFTER postcard book, a photo collaboration between Zackary Drucker and A.L. Steiner. 10 images from the most fun photo series EVER

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    Custom inscribed and signed copy of the publication Translady Fanzine - photo and text collaboration with Amos Mac, 2011

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    A handmade personal love letter from Zackary on fragrant custom stationary. Scintillating!

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    REAL functioning WELCOME mat with Zackary's face on it - every home should have one - only available here

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