You'll Think She's Just A Dressy Blonde. But Watch Her Say 'F*ck That' In Spectacular Fashion.

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Ruby Rose, the creator of this short film, wrote that only 48 hours after posting this video, she got 60,000 new Likes, 45,000 shares, and 900,000 plays on Facebook. Those numbers have gotten a lot bigger since then. Click play to see why.

Slightly NSFW: Cameo appearance by a dildo.

Bottom line: Gender isn't just something we're born with — it can also be a function of expression. I love how this film blasts at rigid expectations of who can rightfully present as "masculine" or "feminine." I love even more how it helped me realize that even though gender and sexuality may be cut-and-dried to many of us, it's not for a lot of people. And for that matter, it shouldn't even have to be viewed as a choice.

Ruby Rose is joining the cast of "Orange Is the New Black" for the show's third season, which will air in June 2015 on Netflix. Given the show's progressive and often nuanced exploration of gender identity thus far, Rose seems like a perfect fit, and I could not be more excited to see what she brings to Litchfield.

Ready for the perfect follow-up?

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Music by Butterfly Boucher — "It Pulls Me Under"

Lyrics:

How does it happen
The ship is a wreck
The skies have opened and delivered a mess
What do we do when it's out of control?

My hands are worn
My heart is torn

(We stand, we stand, we can't stand to fall down)
Here comes another
(We stand, we stand, we can't stand to fall down)
It pulls me under
(We stand, we stand, we can't stand to fall down)
Here comes another
(We stand, we stand, we can't stand to fall down)
Don't pull me under

My heart is waiting to figure it out
Throw me something
Help me turn it around
What do we do when we're out of control?

My hands are worn
My heart is torn

(We stand, we stand, we can't stand to fall down)
Here comes another
(We stand, we stand, we can't stand to fall down)
It pulls me under
(We stand, we stand, we can't stand to fall down)
Here comes another
(We stand, we stand, we can't stand to fall down)
Don't pull me under

Ooooooo Ooooooo

I won't stay here suspended forever
I must be on my way
I won't stay here helpless forever
I must be on my way
I won't stay here suspended forever
(Here comes another)
I must be on my way
(It pulls me under)
I wont stay here helpless forever
(Here comes another)
I must be on my way
(Here comes another)

We stand, we stand, we cant stand to fall down
(It pulls me under)
We stand, we stand, we cant stand to fall down
(Here comes another)
We stand, we stand, we cant stand to fall down

There may be small errors in this transcript.
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Original by the incredibly gifted Ruby Rose. Catch her in season 3 of "Orange Is The New Black" when it premieres on Netflix. And join the conversation by following her on Twitter and Facebook. Get the story behind "Break Free" in this interview with Ruby.

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Jul 30, 2014

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