Grocery Run

Grocery Run is an experimental installation about the relation of gender and the art of AFAB drag. The installation of this work was shown at the IMRC Gallery at the University of Maine on August 17th, 2021.

  • Bee Marie Haupt
  • Bee Haupt
  • Sierra Bamford
  • Bee Bee Haupt
  • Jen D'abenda
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Student
  • Genres:
    Queer, Art
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 39 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 13, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    70 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Maine
  • Orono
    United States
    August 17, 2021
Director - Bee Marie Haupt
Director Statement

I bend the physicalities of my body/structure into a fluid/mix of color, fabric, and body makeup. The work evokes and confronts people’s insecurities and brings them into the spotlight; examine the reasons for those insecurities. Drag has and always will be political, limitless, and challenge the idea of gender. Through my alter ego, I confront the human conditions. Jen D'abenda grows with my work as they learn more influences and movements; they know how to love not only physically but mentally. They test my struggles with gender and fluidity that comes with drag. Jen chose what they wanted to produce through the lens of video. Video and drag elaborate with each other through editing the environment as I edit the feature of my body. The functional structure of my focus is on the component’s environment, both internal and external. Jen explores the drag component of AFAB queens, a drag community of women who dress in the makeup style of feminine drag queens. Their audience is a group of lenses from other parts of the world, and I’m merely an idea to look over as anyone could see my work.