Genderbent Gunslinger Girls

Tolle Gemälde von Felice House voller Knarren und Cowgirls in den Hauptrollen von Western-Klassikern.

“The western movie tradition is so established; so accepted, so mythologized that it spans the globe,” said House to Colossal. “I love the genre, and at the same time when I sit down to watch a Western movie, I start to feel angry. For the most part, the roles in Westerns are totally inaccessible to me.”

Deciding to start a conversation with this frustration, House choose to paint these reimagined Westerns to ask straightforward questions to a society that continuously handed over these roles to males. House seeks to ask what society would be like with this imagined reversal—how would education be changed? What would our reestablished priorities look like with females as the lead role?

Virgina Eastwood in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Liakesha Cooper in High Noon

Rebekah Wayne in True Grit

Julia Dean in Giant

Stasha Dean in Giant

Krimmie Wayne in The Searchers

Karan and Nanc in Open Range

Virginia Banderas in Desperado