Cinematographer Adam Barnett joined director Jade Jackman to shoot a spot entitled The Future is Fluid, sponsored by Gucci and produced through Black Dog.
This incredibly important piece of work explores the worldwide thoughts and values of the Gen-X, non-binary / genderqueer community, interviewing 13 individuals who are working together to support and in turn protect those who identify as non-binary.
Production travelled across the globe to garner a variety of views and experiences, from Brazil to Italy to India and beyond.
The piece tells a story of blurred lines and borders, a story that lives in the space between – between languages, cultures, time zones and binaries. One told by the voices of the next generation that are (re)defining our world through a prism of fluidity.
This February is LGBTQ+ History Month, and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York. The event was started by Marsha P Johnson, who identified herself as gay, as a transvestite, and as a queen (referring to drag queen). According to Susan Stryker, a professor of human gender and sexuality studies at the University of Arizona, Johnson’s gender expression was called gender non-conforming in absence of Johnson’s use of transgender, which was not a phrase used broadly during her lifetime.
Johnson founded the Gay Liberation Front and the Street Transvestites Action and from this the Pride celebration was created on a worldwide scale – one action leads to re-action and, consequently, progression.