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JUGGLING GENDER: Politics, Sex and identity A loving portrait of Jennifer Miller, a lesbian performer who lives her life with a full beard. Miller works as a performance artist, circus director, clown and as the “bearded lady” in one of the only remaining sideshows in America. In public she is often mistaken for a man, an experience she handles with the wit and intelligence that characterize her stage performances. JUGGLING GENDER explores the fluidity of gender and raises important questions about the construction of sexual and gender identity.
STILL JUGGLING 15 years later A new video with Jennifer Miller fifteen years following the making of JUGGLING GENDER, discussing family and religion, gender and the beard, the side show then and now, life as an artist and Circus Amok.
* * * *For all those interested in the construction of sexual and gender identity this video is a must!” VIDEO RATING GUIDE FOR LIBRARIES
. . . . remarkable video about Jennifer Miller, a performance artist who just happens to have a beard. Rotating masculinity and femininity the way some folk change shoes, Miller confronts gender every time she hits the streets.” Manohla Dargis