photo manipulation & text by nacrowe
with the E. JEAN CARROLL case now in the rearview and former DISGRACED president DONALD TRUMP forever officially legally branded a SEXUAL PREDATOR, it has come to my attention yet again that the "LOCKER ROOM TALK" video we shot over five years ago with our friends in DOLLTITS is still as RELEVANT as ever. i cant even adequately express how proud i am with the project and what it meant to do something CREATIVE and THOUGHT-PROVOKING during such a BLEAK and DEPRESSING time in our nation's recent history.
of course all credit goes to DOLLTITS, especially THERINA BELLA, for writing such a COMPELLING song which cleverly utilized TRUMP's DEMENTED ramblings from his INFAMOUS ACCESS HOLLYWOOD tape and contextualized them in a three and half minute pop song. much like the lawyers for CARROLL in her civil defamation suit, DOLLTITS let TRUMP do the heavy lifting in parading his WARPED MISOGYNY for the whole world to see. i feel grateful to the group for allowing me an outlet and opportunity to channel my immense FRUSTRATION into a fitting visual counterpoint to their PROVOCATIVE song (along with the INSTRUMENTAL technical assistance of co-director LJ AVALOS). its the first extended video i ever edited in totality and while some of the cuts make me cringe ever so slightly since my skills have greatly improved over the years, the TONE and MESSAGE i stand 100% behind. even though the group is no more i am certain that THERINA and MAGIE feel a similar sense of pride looking back at the experience. special thanks is also due to JON CARAMANICA of THE NEW YORK TIMES for giving the song and video mention in his column (link HERE) and providing some initial widespread publicity.
it just feels like that song and that video is the gift that keeps on giving as the ACCESS HOLLYWOOD tape as a CULTURAL ARTIFACT just seems like it will never die. so much of what TRUMP has done to DEGRADE and TARNISH our POLITICAL DISCOURSE and sense of NATIONAL IDENTITY has disappeared down our COLLECTIVE MEMORY hole as we futilely attempted to understand and come to terms with the next offense of the man or one of his goons. but not that tape and his UNRESTRAINED affirmation that for male celebrities SEXUAL TRANSGRESSIONS are not just socially ACCEPTABLE but in essence explicitly ENCOURAGED.
what a CREEP. glad to play my (very) small role in culturally bringing the bastard down. hopefully with all this current LITIGATION and potential future INDICTMENTS swirling around him, he will never come close to power again. here's hoping at least.
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