Through an anachronistic narrative I explore gender performance temporally. Focusing on the feminine, I use our understanding of the past, and the forms this historical knowledge takes, to traverse what femininity means today. ‘Mutoscope’ takes the ‘What the Butler Saw’ genre (an example of early erotic films dating from 1900s); and subverts the original male gaze. The keyhole through which the viewer watches her is inverted: she watches them. The viewing perspective becomes two-way, she knows she is watched, while she is also watching. Through the medium of performance, history is somatically understood, and through this embodiment; what was originally an expression of the male gaze, is subverted. It becomes an expression of female sexuality through an expression of the female gaze.