Break Free – Ruby Rose

Break Free – Ruby Rose

A short film about gender roles, Trans, and what it is like to have an identity that deviates from the status quo.

The video is “…it’s very autobiographical. As a little kid, I was convinced that I was a guy. I used to bind with ACE bandages, which is really, really bad for you. I was like, five or six? I was really young. I didn’t have anything there to bind! I used to sleep on my chest because I thought it would stop me from getting boobs. I used to pray to God that I wouldn’t get breasts.

I put this video out that I really intended to be therapeutic for myself and was intended to be viewed by, you know, the hundred-or-so-thousand people that are on my Facebook. Instead it’s been viewed by 5 million people. I spent five years getting my 100,000 fans, and then in two days, I’ve got 300,000. It’s like: “What?! What just happened?

So that’s kind of the video. You can watch it both ways: you can watch it from the end to the beginning, and it’s exactly the same as watching it from the start to the end, depending if you’re a guy that feels like he’s in a woman’s body or a woman that’s in a guy’s body.”

from The Guardian


Ruby Rose Langenheim (born 20 March 1986), better known as Ruby Rose, is an Australian model, DJ, television presenter, MTV VJ and recording artist.

Rose came out as a lesbian when she was 12. As a teenager, she suffered from verbal taunts and physical abuse from her schoolmates due to her sexuality, even requiring hospitalisation once when she was 16.[22 In 2008 and 2009, she was chosen as one of the “25 Most Influential Gay and Lesbian Australians” by Same Same, an Australian online gay and lesbian community.

Break Free – Ruby Rose
Written/Produced/Starring: Ruby Rose
Music: Butterfly Boucher “It pulls me under”
Directed/Edited: Phillip Lopez
Styled: Phoebe Dahl

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