Watch FKA twigs’ new short film now.
FKA Twigs has shared a new short film We Are the Womxn. Made in collaboration with WePresent and directed by Ivar Wigan, the film follows twigs in Atlanta at last year’s Afropunk Festival and later at Blue Flame, the city’s first Black strip club.
For both her Afropunk performance and her evening at Blue Flame, twigs worked with the spiritual leader and healer Queen Afua to perform a moon dance and to create a space where the Atlanta dancing community could “[empower] each other through dance and rituals”.
Speaking about her experience of creating We Are the Womxn, twigs said: “I’m actually pretty shy but I felt so encouraged to dance and enjoy my body by all the amazing womxn who came together. I particularly bonded with one dancer at Blue Flame [named] Kharisma. She had such vibrant energy and at the beginning of the night she called the other girls on to the stage to be admired and supported in their expression. My experience at the Blue Flame solidified that, although historically womxn are often pitched against each other for their looks or their assets by the patriarchy, when left to our own devices we are incredibly nurturing and healing for each other.”
We Are the Womxn is accompanied by an interview with FKA twigs and Queen Afua. Watch the short film in the player above.