Lollipop Girls Struggle on the Hard Earth
trailer for the film here
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. She is an
adult, however, and so her Desire (the memory of the missing thing) includes
fantasies of potency she cannot leave behind.
The transition from
childhood into being an adult is a bridge into a permanent state of temptation
from taking responsibility for oneís pretends. A childís fantasies of adult
life and an adultís equally unrealistic fantasies of oneself, as well as the
unrealistic fantasies of what childhood was are the largest stumbling block.
Prince equates personal longing and the Fantasy of satisfaction with effective
advertising. She warns us that cultures messages about what to aspire to and
the way it manipulates Desire to serve commercial ends, are much more dangerous
than the storybooks of childhood. Fantasies of the imaginary body are difficult
to put away on the shelf as what they hold behind the veil is the awareness of
Prince creates a bold and
evocative space in which we can imagine and reconstruct the naive, youthful
wishes we used to identify ourselves and to read our world. As children
desperate to know about the hidden world ahead, we accept both the conflict and
the confidence offered to us if only we become an object assigned a value
within another's desire: then the lesson can begin.