A NEW MINI-DOCUMENTARY ON RÓISÍN MURPHY AND HER ADMIRERS
Over three albums, the most recent 2015’s Hairless Toys, Róisín Murphy has built a diehard following. While the producer, vocalist, and fashion idol is known by some dance fans as one half of Moloko, her solo work has earned the love of acolytes who, in her words, “understand all my silly flamboyance immediately.”
In Róisín Murphy Realness, a new 15-minute documentary created by videographer Aleksandar Dragičević, we meet some of Murphy’s admirers in San Francisco’s queer party scene. Central to the doc is performance artist and “Róisín Murphy evangelist” Ambrosia Salad, whose live performance pieces and music videos are inspired by the “true artist and diva.”
Dragičević also sat down with Murphy for the documentary, who speaks about discovering the power of her gay following, her “emotional, flamboyant, and full-on” live show, and the enormous wardrobe she takes on tour.
Also, if you’re not familiar with Murphy’s catalog, Róisín Murphy Realness is a great crash course. As Ambrosia Salad puts it, “A Róisín Murphy song at a club is like a Bat-Signal. The Bat-Signal goes up and you’re on the dancefloor all of a sudden.”
You can watch the documentary above.