The bull-jean stories multimedia adaptation is a one person show adapted from Sharon Bridgforth’s, the bull-jean stories, a Lambda Award winning book published by RedBone Press. This exciting adaptation uses traditional storytelling, nontraditional verse, documentary interviews, short film and visual art to chronicle the course of love returning in the lifetime of bull-dog-jean, a woman-loving-woman.
The stories of family, love, heartache, friendship and survival told through the lens of bull-jean’s life resonate across age, race, location and time. Set in the rural South of the 1920s, the bull-jean stories multimedia adaptation is a celebration of heroism and the extraordinary courage to authentically survive the journey of life.
Q-Roc weaves filmed stories and documentary interviews with live performance and visual art to share the narratives that speak to several generations of masculine of center women (bull-jeans). The interviews feature several masculine of center women often referred to as studs, butches, AG and tomboys, and speak to issues that are addressed in the stories of bull-jean’s life.
The rural south will come alive in an intimate performance environment with portaits of “bull-jeans” from various eras by visual artist, Lovie Olivia.