FKA twigs has unveiled a new short film called We Are The Womxn in collaboration with WeTransfer. Highlighting “the dynamic healing of womxn of colour”, the Ivar Wigan-directed video was filmed during the artist’s 2019 tour in support of her most recent album, MAGDALENE. Check it out below.
The film revolves around a trip to Atlanta’s Afropunk festival last year, where twigs performed a sacred moon dance coordinated by spiritual leader Queen Afua. It also includes clips of twigs visiting Blue Flame, Atlanta’s first Black strip club.
Speaking of shooting the film, 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.”
She added: “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 marks the second in a series of short films from the artist following the release of MAGDALENE, the first being last year’s Practice, which chronicled the training process for the filming of the ‘Cellophane’ video. MAGDALENE, which we named one of the best pop albums of the 2000s, was released in November. More recently, twigs was featured in Ty Dolla $ign’s latest single, ‘Ego Death’.