Define Gender: Muxes : a portrait of Mexico’s third sex

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      In 2016 Los Angeles-based director Ivan Olita traveled to the town of Juchitán in Oaxaca, Mexico, to explore the world of the muxes, who are considered the country’s third gender—individuals who were assigned male at birth but live their lives as women.  The residents of the area proudly retain its ancient pre-colonial … Continue reading

ICARUS: Exploring modern masculinity in Poland through three young men

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  Filmmaker Andy Madeleine went to Poland where he found matters of masculinity at the center of the conversation, as fascinated him so much he wanted to shoot a project there. The result is a compelling look into the lives of three Polish boys, with harsh exteriors, but sensitive and complicated interiors. Dualism and the … Continue reading

Just Dance : I Don’t Need A Reason: genre busting choreography

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  Lady Camden of Season 14 of Drag Race shows off her dance prowess in this short video from Nowness directed by filmmaker Luke Willis.  I Don’t Need a Reason is one of six collaborative short films, which Willis has directed to accompany specific episodes from the current season. This film is also the only film … Continue reading

Just Dance: Le Groupe : an en masse freakout

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Manon Bouquet is a French stage artist and choreographer whose work has community and exchange as central themes. In her latest project, Le Groupe, she explores the artistic stagnation that arose from the pandemic and how collaborative energies, inspired by love and interdependency, helped her through the dark days. The soundtrack, Jaime XX’s “Gosh,” recalls … Continue reading

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