Baby Dolls

Rodney Werden

1978, 19:00 minutes, colour, English


An eighteen year old male talks of his up coming sex change and how he imagines life as a woman. The talk is frank and informative.

The visuals consist of live video of a pedicure of a female foot shot close up. The audio consists of a male voice over of an interview conducted by the producer re-edited into a monologue by the subject.

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Critical Writing

Rodney Werden: Ordinary Queerness
by Alvis Choi. Toronto: vtape, 2011.
Mirror Machine: Video and Identity
by Janine Marchessault. YYZ Books, McGill University, 1995.
Homo Video
by John Greyson. Jump Cut, Mar 1985, no. 30.
Capturing Desire's Prisoners
by John Bentley Mays. The Globe and Mail, Sept. 17, 1983.
Erotic Amateurs, Part Two: The Lives of Rodney Werden
by Gene Youngblood. Video Magazine, Winter 1983.
Capturing Desire's Prisoners
by John Bentley Mays. The Globe & Mail, Sept. 17, 1983.
Rodney Werden's 'Baby Dolls'
by Lisa Steele. Centerfold, Sept. 1978, v. 2, no. 6.