Bondage Boy


Dir. Chris Langdon, 16mm Color Sound 00:05:30

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"Bondage Boy" (circa 1974) serves up sequential visions of a young man in a white slip, lashed to pillars and banisters, while "These Boots Are Made for Walkin' " blares. But the vision isn't played as camp sensationalism. You might detect a parody of so-called structural films such as Andy Warhol's "Empire," generally abstract, anti-narratives that emphasized formal qualities. "We were exposed to a lot of structural films, like Michael Snow's films," Inga said. "I thought often the imagery in those films wasn't very interesting. Nothing to lure your eye."

[Source: LA Times]