Female masculinity and bodacious butch girls offer a great contrast to much of the male-focused media we often see… well, everywhere. In the new video for “Odds are Stacked,” Campbell L. Sangster shows the diversity of the other side of the LGBTQ coin often ignores. .
Directed by Mike Matthews at Fat Lemon, and filmed in St Johns Wood, London on a rare sunny day last June, the video is evocative of fifties America tinged with elements taken from more recent decades.
Campbell performs alongside The Drakes – a posing gallant band of butches, bois, studs, transmen and genderqueers, whilst Edie Sedgwick lives on in the body and soul of a sun worshipping, silver-clad mother, desperate for rays to top up her tan.
Meanwhile, her budding gymnast daughter is mesmerized by the arrival of Buffy, a woman in her 70s, physically strong and utterly focused. Buffy has the spirit of Esther Williams and verve of an assassin, diving effortlessly into the pool as the young girl watches, hypnotised.
Campbell L. Sangster’s forthcoming debut album is scheduled for release later this year, and in the meantime more music can be accessed through Soundcloud.