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Country: United States, Language: English, 15 mins

  • Director: Roshawn Bell
  • Writer: Roshawn Bell
  • Producer: Roshawn Bell, Maya Mesola, Danielle Vauters

CGiii Comment

A rather bizarre attempt at feminising toxic masculinity. The ambition of the project far out-weighed the available talent.

Watch the excellent Pretty Red Dress instead.


Femme FINAL CUT from Roshawn Bell (Nzinga) on Vimeo.

The(ir) Blurb...

"Living in a world with clearly defined gender expectations, a young black male exploring his gender expression must overcome his own phobias to live in his truth."

Andre is being seduced by an alluring feminine deity in his dreams that has him yearning to express his feminine side but he is afraid of the backlash from his family, friends, and community. At the same time, his girlfriend, a burgeoning photographer, is looking for inspiration for her next studio exhibit. When Andre's girlfriend discovers his collection of women's lingerie, he becomes her latest inspiration, and through her art, he finds the courage to reveal his authentic self to the world.

Cast & Characters

Brittany Barthelemy (as Mami Wata)
Jerone Darden (as Andre')
Shawn Dickerson (as Dean)
Mariam Kamara (as Sharese)
Chris Terrell (as Dion)