She Gone Rogue

Darling (played by Zackary Drucker) attempts to visit her Auntie Holly but instead falls down a rabbit hole, encountering transfeminine archetypes (legendary performers Holly Woodlawn, Vaginal Davis, and Flawless Sabrina) who are in turn confounding, nebulous, complicated and contradictory. 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 Darling finally finds the white rabbit, the process of identity construction completes a full circle, offering more questions than answers.

Written & Produced by Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst
Directed by Rhys Ernst
Starring Zackary Drucker, Holly Woodlawn, Vaginal Davis, Flawless Sabrina, Rhys Ernst & Zackary’s parents
Original score by Ellen Reid
Premiered at Made in LA 2014 at the Hammer Museum

VDrome interview for “She Gone Rogue” with Stuart Comer

 

 

 

 

Jury Award for Outstanding Experimental Short: Outfest 2013

She Gone Rogue on Made in L.A. official site   

Part of "MADE IN L.A." The Los Angeles Biennial at the Hammer Museum

22 mins, digital video, 2012