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.
"Top Five Galleries: Francis Bacon; Studs; Andy Warhol; Lucian Freud" The Times London by Rachel Campbell-Johnston
Performers: Wes Studi, Sarah Baker, Bill May, Brynn Butzman, Kanako Kitao, Cinthia Bouhier
Jackie Collins Interview, SD video, 2008, 1.30 min
click above to read full interview with Jackie Collins- as seen in Useless Magazine
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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.
I Heart Jackie Collins, 2011, C-Type metalic, 21x23 cm, Yinka Shonibare Guest Project editions ©SarahBaker.
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