This film is part of a visual arts campaign called Waxchick which featured across London billboards in 2016. 

Arranged to appear at first as a conventional or commonly stylised 'fashion film', but as the narrative of both the music and subtitled lyrics develop, the underlying darkness and meaning of the film is revealed, descending into extreme objectification towards the end.

Pairing existing song-lyrics from contemporary and early 20th Century pop-music (including lines from songs by John Lennon, Black Flag, Def Leppard, Rolling Stones, Slayer, Weezer, Madonna), against the highly sexualised, objectifying imagery, the question of our acceptance of tones of dialogue, pornography and the impact of popular culture are raised.

The juxtaposition of 'available' and vulnerable sexual imagery with the powerful tone of the 'male' voice of the video (the lyrics) create a sensation of uncanny unease. A reference to pornography springs to mind and we are shocked to learn that these lyrics come from contemporarily accepted music. The speed of the visual, text and underlying song combine to make it difficult to concentrate on either detail. The viewer finds themselves becoming a voyeur, either uncomfortably so or with a sense of guilt for their own notions.
Director, Editor, Feature: Vasilisa Forbes
DOP: Rory Mckellar

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Film Festivals and screenings: 

East End Film Festival June 2016
London Short Film Festival 2016:
Hackney Picturehouse

ICA Jan 2016 - Fashion Film Identity Panel discussion
In House Festival
Shorts On Tap - Winner
Library London December 2014 Wax
Library London November 2015 Wax Live + guests
Kobini Digital Premiere 6 Countries
Karst Artist Screenings
Deptford Theatre
Women in Revolt
Parallell Viena - Electronic Relation