Two videos released in the last month explore expressions of non-traditional gender identities.
Australian model/DJ Ruby Rose and Jenny Lewis lead singer of indie rock band Rilo Kiley, explore different forms of gender expression in new original videos.
Ruby Rose wrote and produced the 5 minute ‘Break Free’ video set to Butterfly Boucher’s ‘It Pulls Me Under,’ where Rose ‘transitions’ from female to male.
Rose has previously spoken about her contemplation to undergo gender reassignment.
“It’s weird, some of the androgynous photos I have taken lately really make me wonder what I’d have looked like if I did a FTM transition like I wanted to when I was younger…Happy how I am…I am a woman, but I would have been just as comfortable as a boy,” she wrote on her Facebook earlier this year.
‘Break Free’ shows Rose as she washes off her female persona revealing her tattoos, binds her breasts and suits up in a more androgynous, masculine, set of clothing.
In the music video for ’Just One of the Guys,’ Lewis and actresses Anne Hathaway, Brie Larson and Kristen Stewart dress in Adidas tracksuits and moustaches as Lewis sings:
“No matter how hard I try to be just one of the guys
There’s a little something inside that won’t let me.
No matter how hard I try to have an open mind
There’s a little voice inside that prevents me.”
Media outlets like the Huffington Post are calling this costume change “dressing in man-drag.”
‘Just One of the Guys’ is a song about woman’s inability to have children as she grows older.