John Orentlicher Compilation 1975 - 1978

John Orentlicher

1978, B&W


THINGS I SAY 1975 13:15 minutes
Two women discuss two possible explanations for scars on their bodies, each plausible while the camera denies identity of the participants.

UNDER HIS THUMB 1975 7:15 minutes
A young woman confesses to physical abuse by her husband over issues of control. She describes events in their relationship leading up to a beating by her husband.

I HAD MY HAIR STYLED 1975 5:45 minutes
A young woman recounts her discomfort with an employers demand to change her image and sexual advances made by a customer.

LATEX LURE 1976 9:46 minutes
A fixed camera records the wares of the sex shop display case with antidotal dialogue by the store manager concerning the uses and customers reactions to the products.

THE STICK 1975 7:18 minutes
A young woman shows off her trophies from baton twirling competitions. Starting at a very early age, her years in competition reveal the embedded culture within this arena and her need to acquire trophies.

YOU SEND ME 1978 18:15 minutes
We are witness to a ritual of grooming and bathing as a young woman performs for the camera.

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