Taylor Mac: Whitman in the Woods.

S2021 E3 | FULL EPISODE

Native Moments 3

Taylor Mac performs the second of three interpretations of Whitman's "Native Moments" in glamorous drag costume and makeup inspired by the woodland surroundings of the Lower Hudson Valley.

AIRED: April 04, 2021 | 0:01:59
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Native moments!

When you come upon me...

When you come upon me... [ Gasps ]

[ Grunts ]

Oh! You're here now.

Oh! You're here now. Give me now...

libidinous joys...

...libidinous joys only.

...libidinous joys only.

Give me life, course and rank.

Course and rank! And rank!

[ Laughs ]

Give me the drench of my passions.

...passions.

Today, I consort with nature's darlings!

...nature's darlings. Tonight, too.

I am for those who believe in loose delights.

...lose delights.

I share the midnight orgies... ...of young men.

I dance with the dancers and drink with the drinkers.

The echoes ring with our indecent calls.

The echoes ring with our indecent calls.

...calls.

I pick some low person for my dearest friend.

...my dearest friend.

...for my dearest friend.

He shall be rude...

...lawless... ...illiterate.

He shall be rude, lawless, illiterate.

He shall be one condemned by others...

...condemned by others for deeds...

...deeds done.

I will play a... ...part no longer.

Why should I separate myself from my companions?

...companions?

Oh, you shunned persons!

...shunned persons!

You shunned persons!

I at least do not shun you.

...do not shun you.

I come forthwith in your midst.

I come forthwith in your midst.

I will be your poet.

...be your poet. I will be your poet.

I will be more to you...

[ Groans ] ...than to any of the rest.

...than to any of the rest.

...than to any of the rest.

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