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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




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



Lovesick : Love Me

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  This excellent NOWNESS series of videos under the banner of LOVESICK  is the work of  London-based photographer Stella Asia Consonni. Originally conceived as a photographic series, this particular film places the audience between the sheets with real-life couples who invited the Italian-born filmmaker into their homes. Love Me puts the amorous portraits from Consonni’s … Continue reading



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