Smith & Lowles

Manmaid (2009) DVD NTSC, Color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Erotic, Queer, Bi, Trans

While strolling around in Greenpoint, Brooklyn one sunny afternoon, casually we entered a Rite Aid pharmaceutical to unknowingly discover an 'untold treasure trove'. At first glance it seems like any other drug store full of 'gadgets and gizmos aplenty', these artificial delights illuminated by the cheap industrial lights above surround a spectacular giant disco ball. This spherical misplaced object mirroring the culture of today, draws your attention to the grandiose dome shaped interior of yesteryear, a former theatre with its original ornate wall reliefs and elaborate balconies once overlooking the dramatized stories of the past, now hidden beneath the facade of cheap house hold 'whozits and whatzits. The ceiling black resembling the night sky, the shoddy store lights twinkling like the celestial heavens, your eyes move down to the aisles that become infinite spaces of information...the shelves being an orderly symmetrical system that display the complexities of modern necessities. You are confronted with the question of..'look at this stuff isn't it neat wouldn't you think my collections complete.?' sung to you in a satirical manner by Lee Kyle, a strong, physically masculine, tattooed, bearded man taking on the persona of the little mermaid, brings to light the social, cultural ideas and expectations of what it is to be a man or a woman.'wouldn't you think Im a girl, a girl who has everything thing'. In a ever dissatisfied, all attainable, disposable A.D.D world..'but who cares no big deal I wont more'

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