She Gone Rogue

22 mins, digital video, 2012
International premiere at “MADE IN L.A.” –The Los Angeles Biennial at the Hammer Museum

“Darling” (played by Zackary Drucker) attempts to visit her “Auntie Holly” but instead falls down a rabbit hole, encountering trans-feminine 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 Drucker finally finds the white rabbit, the process of identity construction completes a full circle, offering more questions than answers.

A film by Zackary Drucker & Rhys Ernst

Written & Produced by Zackary Drucker & 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