They told her she was crazy. Disturbed. Dangerous. And then, they locked her up.
Still haunted by terrifying memories of her 2007 incarceration within a Los Angeles high security psych ward, Emilie Autumn has spent the subsequent years creating ground-breaking music, an internationally touring stage show, and even an autobiographical novel, all based upon her experiences, and the fantasy world they inspired.
And now, to correspond with the recent release of Emilie's new theatrical album, 'Fight Like A Girl', it's time to show the public what this fantasy world actually looks like. Welcome to the Asylum.
In December, 2012, a cast and crew of sixty-five people assembled, and, led by visionary director Darren Lynn Bousman, transformed a Victorian theatre into the setting for Emilie and her army of women warriors to enact an epic battle for freedom, and a delicious tale of rebellion and revenge. In a mere two days, a world was created, stigma was turned to strength, and a damning insult became the ultimate compliment.
In the music video for 'Fight Like A Girl's' title track, Emilie celebrates the journey from victim to victorious, and, at last, the inmates are running the asylum.
VIMEO: https://vimeo.com/60173558 (watch the video on Vimeo if you are having SYNC issues -- NOT an issue with the video, but with YouTube)