trailer for The Lollipop Girls Struggle
on the Hard Earth
16mm film by Denise Prince
additional work from Object Lessons in portfolio one
Full of longing for a return to the
safety, the ease, the pretends of childhood, The Lollipop Girls Struggle on the Hard Earth reminds us that
Fantasy organizes our experience of everyday reality and tells us who we are.
Employing the visual language of
ready-to-wear (fashion) film, a woman finds herself, by choice, in a perfected
world, reminiscent of classic childhood literature. Satisfactions abound. But
the rules of Desire apply.
Equating personal longing and its rich
satisfaction with effective advertising, The Lollipop Girls Struggle on the
Hard Earth is about the memory of the missing thing (Desire). Whether the
singsong of a storybook or commercial seduction, what Fantasy holds behind the
veil is subject in abstentum.
This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department