DirectorRobbie Ahmed and Yann Gracia
BORING is a song inspired by not fitting into what was expected of you but learning to be okay with it because life would be so boring otherwise.
In the last year or so, I have been fascinated in how in the ’80s and 90’s queer artists were documenting their lives and their chosen family in their apartments ex. Andy Warhol. I wanted to start documenting all the trans-BIPOC folks that come in and out of our trans house and capture moments of joy.
I also recently put out a song.
For my first music video I wanted it to be an intimate DIY home video.
Yann and I used our old digital cameras to tape us hanging out. So much of trans masc portrayal is centered around our identities, scars, etc.so I wanted this video to be how we want to be seen and all the little things.
After watching the video, I realized that there is a second meaning behind the video which was the inner need for trans BIPOC to be for the first time portrayed as “boring” because it is in the small things that we can see true representation, instead of the constant sensationalism that we are forced into.
Moving forward in my art I want to continue to celebrate trans joy and my life because that itself is art.