You will never be a woman...

A. L. Steiner, Mariah Garnett, Zackary Drucker

2008 | 00:08:45 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 4:3 | DV video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Activism, Body, Gender, LGBTQ, Love, Performance, Politics, Sexuality, Transgender

You will never be a woman. You must live the rest of your days entirely as a man and you will only grow more masculine with every passing year. There is no way out.

Two trans-identified women share moments of love, insult, and masochism, exchanging both kiki and kaikai languages. Their syncopated exchanges oscillate from hateful to loving, blurring the distinction between lover and enemy — a position that both women seem to share. The two characters prepare each other for a larger, more dangerous culture of intolerance and violence, occupying multiple roles and preparing on all fronts as they appropriate and enact the fetishistic language of sex ads, assault the spectator, antagonize (“read”) each other, and ultimately regain their agency.

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