Talent Show

Laura Parnes

1996, 04:00 minutes, colour, English


Talent Show satirizes music videos, while exploring sexual development in the age of the spectacle. The images in Talent Show are from the same found footage as Performance. The young boys lip-synch to a bubble gum rock song as they attempt to publicly assert their new-found sexual power. This display is disrupted both by the realistic "lyrics" in the soundtrack, and the comically over-enthusiastic thrusting of young boys bodies as they flail about on stage.

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