Studs, 2009, SD video, 10 min

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Twenty-six steamy best selling novels, four mini series, four movies, one unforgettable Alexis Carrington (Dynasty), and more than three decades into it, it is impossible for us to dismiss the notion that Jackie Collins and her sister Joan, a tag team of brain and beauty, are juggernauts in the ongoing fight to shape the modern woman.

Gliding between fantasy and disenchantment, Sarah Baker’s ‘Studs ‘ is an unconventional short video that tangentially glimpses into Jackie Collins’ world of love, lust, scandal and betrayal. From Collins’ seminal novel The Stud, Sarah Baker extracts three archetypal characters for her video: The Rich Husband, played by Cherokee Hollywood superstar Wes Studi (Last of the Mohicans), The Bitch, played by Sarah Baker herself, and The Stud, played by Bill May, a champion male synchronized swimmer. Baker choreographs the three characters’ scenes to a soundtrack of disco music interspersed with dialogue- crafted to ultimately insinuate a heartrending grand finale.

PRESS:

"Top Five Galleries: Francis Bacon; Studs; Andy Warhol; Lucian Freud" The Times London by Rachel Campbell-Johnston
"Sarah Baker" Amelia's Magazine by Dearbhaile Kitt
"Sarah Baker: In The Studio" Time Out London by Helen Sumpter
"Studs" Useless Magazine, Sarah Baker interviews Jackie Collins
"Stud Night" Undercurrent Magazine by Yannis Tsitsovis

Performers: Wes Studi, Sarah Baker, Bill May, Brynn Butzman, Kanako Kitao, Cinthia Bouhier
Choreographer: Bill May 
Words: Jackie Collins' "The Stud" (1969)
Director of Photogrphy: Andy Hsu
Sound mix: Adam Lieber


The Bitch Business, Studs, 2008, photo on xerox bond print, A0, courtesy Yinka Shonibare collection. © SarahBaker


Wes Studi, Studs, 2008, photo on xerox bond print, A0. © SarahBaker


Studs, production still, 2008. ©SarahBaker


Filming Studs in Las Vegas, 2008. ©SarahBaker


Filming Studs in Santa Fe, 2008. ©SarahBaker


Interviewing Jackie Collins at the Maricopa Indian Reservation Casino, Arizona, 2008. ©SarahBaker


Jackie Collins Interview, SD video, 2008, 1.30 min


click above to read full interview with Jackie Collins- as seen in Useless Magazine



Stud Night, Jackie Collins Book Club, 2008. ©SarahBaker

 


Stud Night, Jackie Collins Book Club, 2008. ©SarahBaker

 


Stud Night, Jackie Collins Book Club, 2008. ©SarahBaker

click above to visit the blog Dear Jackie,

Dear Jackie,

I created a blog especially for YOU! With almost 600 blogposts over 2010 and 2011, getting the attention of over 100,000 page views from around the world, when you visit "Dear Jackie," you can browse by date or by category.

Enjoy!

xo SB


Dear Jackie: Jackie Time Banner, 2010. ©SarahBaker


Dear Jackie: Keyboard Banner, 2010. Photo: Elise Dumonte, Nails: Jen Fechter. ©SarahBaker

 


What Time Is It?, Dear Jackie, blogpost, 2010. ©SarahBaker

 
 


More 20 Class A Cigarettes 120s, Dear Jackie, blogpost, 2010. ©SarahBaker

 
 


Question: What Are You Wearing? Answer: Eyebrows, Dear Jackie, blogpost, 2010. ©SarahBaker

 
 


Jackie Collins Eating a Jackie Collins Cupcake, Dear Jackie, blogpost, 2010. ©SarahBaker

 

I Heart Jackie Collins, 2011, C-Type metalic, 21x23 cm, Yinka Shonibare Guest Project editions ©SarahBaker.

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