Nothing a Little Soap and Water Can't Fix

(2017, Digital Video)

Directed by Jennifer Proctor. Sound Design by Jennifer Proctor and Cecil Decker.

In films, as in life, the bathtub is often considered a private space for women - a place not only to groom, but to relax, to think, to grieve, to be alone, to find sanctuary. For Hollywood, though, it's also a place of naked vulnerability, where women narratively placed in harm's way have no escape.

Using appropriated movies, this experimental found footage work deconstructs the representations of women in this domestic space as historically framed in popular film.

Screener available upon request


Screenings:

Edinburgh Film Festival, 2017
Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, 2017
Winnipeg Underground Film Festival, 2017
Montreal Underground Film Festival, 2017
Cellular Cinema, Minneapolis, 2017
Georgia State University, 2017


Referenced films:

13 Ghosts (2001)
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)
American Beauty (1999)
American Psycho (2000)
The Babadook (2014)
Ballet Shoes (2007)
The Big Short (2015)
Birth (2004)
Black Swan (2010)
Blood and Black Lace (1964)
Blood Feast (1963)
Brazil (1985)
Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Cabin Fever (2002)
Carrie (1976)
The Curse of the Cat People (1944)
Constantine (2005)
Dangerous Beauty (1998)
Deadline (2009)
Deadly Blessing (1981)
Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
Doomsday (2008)
Eat, Pray, Love (2010)
Elizabethtown (2005)
Event Horizon (1997)
Fatal Attraction (1987)
Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)
The Fountain (2006)
Forces of Nature (1999)
Freakdog (2008)
Georgy Girl (1966)
Get Carter (1971)
Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Gone Girl (2014)
Heavenly Creatures (1994)
The Girl that Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2009)
The Good Girl (2002)
Hostel: Part II (2007)
Human Nature (2001)
In a Dark Place (2006)
Iron Jawed Angels (2004)
Jessabelle (2014)
The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)
Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
Knocked Up (2007)
Last Tango in Paris (1973)
The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
Melancholia (2011)
Mermaids (1990)
Mirrors (2008)
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008)
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Morvern Callar (2002)
My Week with Marilyn (2011)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
The Notebook (2004)
Passion Fish (1992)
Piranha DD (2012)
Places in the Heart (1984)
Pleasantville (1998)
Poltergeist (1982)
Pretty Woman (1990)
The Quiet Ones (2014)
The Reader (2008)
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
The Rules of Attraction (2002)
The Runaways (2010)
Secretary (2002)
The Shining (1980)
Shivers (1975)
Shopgirl (2005)
Short Circuit (1986)
Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Slaughter High (1986)
Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)
Slither (2006)
Sliver (1993)
Splash (1984)
Splendor in the Grass (1961)
Stigmata (1999)
The Strangers (2008)
Teeth (2007)
The Three Musketeers (1993)
Thunderball (1965)
The Tingler (1959)
Tiny Furniture (2010)
The Virgin Suicides (1999)
What Lies Beneath (2000)
Weekend (1967)
Wildcats (1986)


Sound effects used: