She Gone Rogue
2012, digital video
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