trailer for The
Lollipop Girls Struggle on the Hard Earth
16mm film by Denise Prince
additional work from Object Lessons in
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 the fantasy of 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.
project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of
Austin Economic Development Department