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It Wasn't Love

directed by Sadie Benning
United States 1992
  • 20 min
27 Ratings


Benning illustrates a lustful encounter with a “bad girl,” through gender posturing and genre interplay of Hollywood stereotypes: posing for the camera as the rebel, the platinum blonde, the gangster, the 50s crooner, and the heavy-lidded vamp. Benning’s video goes farther than romantic fantasy…