Target Girls

Ariel Smith

2012, 06:35 minutes, B&W, English


Target Girls is a short experimental narrative which recalls symbolic representations of woman as sacrifice in order to illustrate correlations between misogyny, self hatred and heartbreak. Through a feminist lens the magician’s lovely assistant is used as a dark metaphor to explore just what it, means to give it all up for your man. Drawing inspiration from early 20th century circus iconography, melodrama, expressionist cinema and surrealism, Target Girls is a highly stylized, visceral, tongue-in-cheek commentary on the social construction of gender roles and the manifested performances in which they result.

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