Bruk Out! A Dancehall Queen Documentary to Drop Soon
Often criticized for being lewd and aggressively sexual, these daring performers have turned Jamaican street dance into a massive global phenomenon.
Bruk Out! follows six of the best Dancehall Queens from around the world—Japan, Italy, America, Poland, Spain, and of course, Jamaica—as they prepare to do battle at the world’s biggest dancehall competition.
Visually provocative and emotionally intimate, their stories converge in a never-before-seen look into the life of the Dancehall Queen.
In an statement by the film makers:
Dancehall is happening now. It has incorporated itself so completely into pop culture, most of us don’t even realize it. Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus; their dance moves and music borrow from Dancehall roots. We can show you where it all comes from.
We also want to explore how a dance borne from poverty and oppression has transformed into a vehicle of empowerment for the women who perform.
Women around the world are often subjected to confusing double standards about their sexuality. Even in progressive nations, women are asked to straddle a fine line when it comes to their bodies – dress sexy, but not too sexy…be provocative but not aggressive.
In the eyes of many, Dancehall Queens have crossed that line, and can be accused of objectifying themselves. But what we’ve found in making this movie is quite the opposite. These women use Dancehall to express themselves, to own their sexuality, and to gain confidence in every part of their lives.
Look out for the documentary soon. Watch the trailer above for Bruk Out! A Dancehall Queen Documentary.