Filmed this to make a total of 4 music interpretation videos a month ago after losing 4 kg and writing my third book at the same time. Sadness with a depth of longing and yearning is one of the hardest emotion for me to express on stage. For years I couldn’t reach that core of vulnerability so I couldn’t film as Cheryl. She disappeared entirely from the series. But now Cheryl is back with Risque and the Scarlet Queen. I am glad that I have successfully managed to keep a solo theater production acting as three characters ongoing for 4 years without giving up. It is my original master artwork in motion. I hope my channel inspires the next generation of artists who pursue theater and arts to pursue their artistry in new alternative mediums such as YouTube.
With permission, I am publishing my replies to an email I received from a fan. My replies are in blockquotes:
When I started my YouTube Channel, I was quite a confused switch, but I discovered myself through the process that I am both sides of the equation and that I am one – the one and only Scarlet Queen. I am glad you found yourself in my master artwork.
Precisely, the French philisophers had done that in the Age of Enlightenment. Although Marquis De Sade wrote numerous erotic taboo books and was almost guillotined for that, he was an accomplished philisopher and politician. In Ancient China, I believe sexuality and erotic art was much more open and mainstream than before the communist took over. There are many instances in history that there were periods of libertine and enjoyment of sexuality, compared to conversative times now where there is a heavy reliance on porn and fantasy instead of pursuing healthly, loving deep relationships.
As long it touches one person, it doesn’t matter to me if it touches millions or billions. I believe my work will transcend time and space in the grand scale of the universe. If you watch Cloud Atlas the movie, you will realise the musician composed a score and committed suicide soon after. No one heard of the score till centuries later and the musical score sparked a rebellion.
There is no purpose in my art except to inspire others like yourself to discover who you are. And move the society towards openness in regards to sexuality.
With 2.7 million views and counting, I regard my channel a success on it’s own right and I am satisfied at the artistic progress I am making, as well as in my personal development in discovering who I am. In the process, it is educating others to accept their sexuality and who they are, despite social norms and constraints.
You are welcome, thank you for supporting my artistry.
To act as the Scarlet Queen, I have to bring forward my full self-realization and actualization of who I am as a human being. By acting as The Scarlet Queen it has somehow elevated everything else in my life to an entirely new way of being and acting that I have never done before previously. I am alert, present and sharp. My productivity is skywards. There is a calling forth a way of being that never existed previously. If anything at all, it is my source of personal power to be The Scarlet Queen as herself.
My default nature in my ordinary real life self is to be reserved and quiet. I am naturally cheerful and upbeat about life. To get out of character in the past when Risque got too much into me, I had to watch comedy. But now, I had learnt how to go in and out of character so much that it doesn’t really affect the next thing I do. I still write my book on filming days. I still conduct my daily interactions with people and I am on the phone and meeting people often.
I don’t know if any actor would challenge himself to act in a production all by himself consistently for years. A normal theatre production runs one season and that’s the end if it doesn’t have a following. But thankfully I have a great fan following that makes my production possible to explore and discover different aspects of myself via my roles and emotional spectrum. I bring out my feelings and personal experience into every performance. The communication I convey is to be confident and self-accepting of oneself and to be true to your desires. Although the story leans towards BDSM content as that’s my natural self-expression of who I am – it is just the way it is and I am not trying to hide it.
A defining moment in my life was when I watched Cool Devices, a hentai anime with perverse scenes that has shaped my sexuality for the years to come. Saki in Operation 05 and 06 was pretty much what I related to. For years I tried to pretend I am vanilla in university and kept every aspect of my kinkiness under the radar. What happens when you suppress sexuality? It comes out even more. As of now it is pretty much apparent and unleashed in my creativity and I don’t hold back what I want to enact in reality, moving from the realm of fantasy. There are probably millions out there who feel the same way but lead ordinary vanilla lives without exploring the deepest darkest aspects of who they are. But I chose to go into the darkness and back into the light to accept the way I am. Social norms no longer hold any boundaries or constraints in my exploration. After all, we only lead one life on earth. Without exploring our boundaries, how would we know what are our limits or who we truly are?
The Scarlet Queen Series is about exploring our identity, our sexuality, our desires, and our deepest wants. The journey the Scarlet Queen takes the viewers through is to accept oneself and their desires without questioning about what is right or wrong, what is accepted or not accepted, but it is what it is and we should embrace our dualities.
The memory of the chase of the wind is fresh
The events that unfolded has come to an endIt was a disillusionment on my part
I have accepted reality for what it is
There is no me, only you.
I realised that the more powerful a concept or idea, the more resistance is against it. In fact, the most powerful ideas have the most powerful resistance. However, once we overcome the resistance, true freedom lies on the other side.
Every creator faces the resistance everyday. For me, my resistance is not to get out of bed and fall into a dreamless sleep and not wake up. Honestly, it takes me so much effort to get out of bed because my dreams are more beautiful than reality.
When I am confronted with the society and construct I live in, I fall into a deep depressive state. In true honesty, I hate my life. I hate myself as a chinese female. I hate everything I had accomplished and I had done. I hate myself in the mirror. I only live to make life better. I want to translate what I see in my dreams into the reality of the construct I live in.
In my dreams, humans of all races are wearing fetish gear and frolicking under the sun by rainbow rivers. There are angels and fairies. Animals live along side with humans. Humans had evolved to have no more dependence on monetary or materialistic needs. They only live to create art and partake in the quiet and simple pleasures of life by spending time with one another. This is my ideal of the world and this is what I want to create.
Hence the greatest resistance to myself is not to do anything or change the environment. This is the greatest evil, the Dark Force, whatever it is called. I have chosen to no longer give the resistance control over my life. The construct we live in is created by the power of language, and words are the medium. If we can create new ideas through words, we can potentially change the way we live. There can be an end to wars and suffering.
As such I had chosen to create my ideal version of the world into my current reality by taking steps to make it possible. Starting my Youtube channel was one of my moves, writing my novels was the next, writing this blog is also an act of propagating my visions. Everyone is entitled to their own visions. Other creators would like to create a MacDonalds or Starbucks. For me, I would like to create the Scarlet Queen to exist in this world. That’s my ultimate dream, and my ultimate reality that I want to conjoin as one.
This is freedom.
A minion wrote to me and asked me to be more of an egoist. He said pain is not worth suffering for others. Well, I would have to say looking at analytics like that makes me very egoistic that I will approach one million YouTube views by the end of this month. For a solo production with elements of theater, dance and storylines it’s one of my milestones in life in line with the publication of Red Hourglass. I do not know anyone who is doing what I do and that makes me feel special. Most actors are hired by directors and never become directors of the play they are in. I climbed the steps from a flower girl to lead actress, continuing to my own YouTube channel production using the sheer will of my imagination. My artistry is what I wanted to do in my life so badly or I will feel dead inside. I am happy at my personal results and I am open for collaboration opportunities in near future. http://thescarletqueen.com
The White Knight is dead.
A trial of the
bloodshed of fallen knights
litter the red carpet
leading up to the
grand velvet throne
Where the Scarlet Queen
who possess the
qualities of both
the Dark and White Knight
will win the heart of
the one and only
The Scarlet Queen
The rest will die trying.
Combining a primary art form (writing) with a secondary art form (dance and acting), is what I am attempting to create at the The Scarlet Queen? Channel. With literary references to contemporary fiction and characters. Its a sad solo journey. The beautiful images in my mind are what I would like to create as visuals on my upcoming series. Sometimes the way to deal with our traumatic experiences is to recreate it into a new medium of art.
When I am daydreaming, I am acting out the fantasies in my mind.
Where am I?
I don’t know, don’t know no more.
I am still left with 50 episodes to complete on the Scarlet Queen.
I will be back.
Dancing till a certain death.
A dance of exhaustion
Till I physically give in the devil
And my mind to ceases to no longer think
For each song and rhythm
I do it all for you
For all the pain and sorrow
I feel it all for you
This painful unrequited love
Is dying and numbing
I dance my days away
waiting for you
In my dreams I see you
When I wake up
You are no longer there
Sometimes living is easier with eyes closed. Because my dreams are happier than reality. In my dreams we are together, and it is beautiful. When I wake up… you are no longer there.
But far away, where I can’t reach you
I tried to find you behind the looking glass where I can be with you once more
But I am in eternal hell
A hellish place where the scarlet queen lives
She conquers kings of kings
and denches fortresses with the blood of the fallen
She might decide to take you
if you don’t save me soon.