Kirin J Callinan‘s cover comes with an amazing Kim Gehrig-directed video which explores shifting aspects of Australian masculinity.
Kirin J Callinan is an interesting artist by many aspects. Last year, he ended up on our “top videos of the year” list with the deliberately kitsch visuals of “Big Enough,” where he was ironically representing the concept of masculinity by playing a cowboy with Alex Cameron. He has now gone further in this direction by covering “You Think You’re A Man,” a song originally performed in 1984 by famous and game changing drag queen Divine.
The track comes with an intense video directed by director Kim Gehrig. It explores the concept of masculinity which depends on traditional stereotypes of men as socially dominant and is considered as toxic for its strong interconnection with violence, misogyny and homophobia. About her work and this video, she detailed:
Watch their striking collaboration below.