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Pretty Girls
Music: Pretty Girls - Neko Case
Source: Confirmation; The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story

Notes: Premiered at [community profile] wiscon_vidparty. Redemption of demonized '90s women. Thanks to [personal profile] chaila for holding my hand and reassuring me that this vid was demonstrating what I wanted it to.

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Pretty Girls from kb on Vimeo.

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Date: 2016-06-01 01:38 am (UTC)
chaila: Diana SWORDFIGHTING in a BALLGOWN. (wonder woman - fight)
From: [personal profile] chaila
The year of the redemption of the demonized 90s women is so interesting to me, and I love how you've drawn them together in this vid, and how your righteous feelings about them both are all over this. It's such a good mix of media/political criticism and character portraits, anger and sympathy. I sort of equally love and am incredibly frustrated by the feeling that I just want to get REALLY MAD and they want to get really mad, but they mostly can't, because everyone is watching. And even when Marcia can get mad, behind closed doors, it's at how ineffectual everything is. And I love how the men are so sparingly used here, just as background dressing or to set the stage, not to tell their story, because its the women's turn to tell their stories, finally.

And, in my head, Marcia Clark and Anita Hill totally met and went out for a few beers and it was great.

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Date: 2016-06-18 01:30 am (UTC)
isagel: Lex and Clark of Smalllville, a black and white manip of them naked and embracing, with the text 'Isagel'. (Default)
From: [personal profile] isagel
Ooooh! I really like what you're doing here. You really had me with the "they blame it on you pretty girl" at 1:10, with the camera spinning around to Marcia, and by the end I had a lot of feelings. Excellent work!

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Date: 2016-06-25 06:09 pm (UTC)
brainwane: Sumana, April 2015, with shaved head. (bald)
From: [personal profile] brainwane
This is so wow -- I am a big fan of vids like these that ambitiously tell feminist historical stories and use fannish approaches to foreground women's stories, illustrating arguments with sources outside the scifi/fantasy discourse. (I am biased here given that my own "Pipeline" is an example.) Are you planning on offering any making-of or vidder's commentary notes?

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Date: 2016-06-30 01:41 am (UTC)
brainwane: My smiling face, including a small gold bindi (Default)
From: [personal profile] brainwane
I wasn't planning on doing any commentary on it. I'm currently working on a Marcia Clark that is trying to squeeze 22 years of fangirling and thoughts into it. But if you would be interested in reading some commentary, I could do that after I finish my current project.

Oh goodness, I look forward to your current project and to any thoughts you are interested in providing on "Pretty Girls". Also, given the subject matter (including the mass media's obsession with political women's appearances), you might be interested in Genevieve Valentine's novels Persona and Icon.

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Date: 2016-08-03 02:39 pm (UTC)
brainwane: My smiling face, including a small gold bindi (Default)
From: [personal profile] brainwane
Now I've gotten to see the new project and I will be commenting there! But first: I meant to mention how much I loved the way that (in your vid) Hill's story closes with the mountain of letters from other people thanking her for breaking her silence and telling her truth. Do you feel as though your vid is, figuratively, one of those letters?


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