A series inspired by the original cast of Pee-Wee’s Playhouse and how it might be cast if reshot today. It was a collaboration with Ashley Smith of Alive & Fine Vintage for Bayview Gallery Night, Milwaukee, WI, 2019.
Each character was portrayed by a non binary friend, and considers gender roles in entertainment now vs. in the 1980’s, when the show originally aired. The overt sexism in the original was completely overlooked and comically rewarded. As we approach 2020, the counter culture, which fuels the mainstream is turning away from the use of born gender identities and seeking acceptance based on most other factors.
Jambi: Ryan James @ryanjamesmua
Cowboy Ricky: Angel Honey @passionfroot.jpg
Miss Yvonne: Vaughn Larsen @the.vaughn.show
Pee-Wee: Kota Bowen @dakotasky.studio