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



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
Florida Atlantic University, 2017
University Film and Video Association, Los Angeles, 2017
Mill Valley Film Festival, 2017
Fantastic Fest, Austin, TX, 2017
Cucalorus Film Festival, Wilmington, NC, 2017
Video Art & Experimental Film Festival, Tribeca, NY, 2017
/slash Film Festival, Wien, Austria, 2017
Denver Film Festival, CO, 2017
Monster Fest, Victoria, Australia, 2017
Imperfectu: International Film and Gender Studies Festival, Tijuana, MEX, 2017
London Experimental Film Festival, England, 2017
Antimatter Film Festival, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 2017
Projections, Granada, Spain, 2017
Telluride Horror Show, CO, 2017
Shivers Film Festival, Germany, 2017
Ax Wound Film Festival, Brattleboro, VT, 2017
Open Projector Night, Grand Rapids, MI, 2017
Grand Rapids Feminist Film Festival, 2017
Indie Grits (Top Grit award), Columbia, SC, 2018
Ann Arbor Film Festival (Cutters Studios Archival Film Award), MI, 2018
That One Film Festival, Muncie, IN, 2018
MUTA - Audiovisual Appropriation International Film Festival, Lima, Peru, 2018
Videoart Festival Turku, Finland, 2018
Dead by Dawn, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2018
Cleveland International Film Festival, OH, 2018
Athens International Film and Video Festival, OH, 2018
St. Francis College Women's Film Festival (Best Experimental Film), Brooklyn, NY, 2018
Vertical Cinema, Filmscene, Iowa City, IA, 2018

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:

Door creaks/slams

Room tone





Other effects