To: Miley Cyrus, Terry Richardson
CC: Nicki Minaj
From: a Professional Goofball
Making Memes in 16mm (i.e. no longer being culturally relevant)
In December 2013 I made a film about Terry Richardson’s Wrecking Ball music video whilst on exchange at RISD after it sparked a media onslaught of open letters and feminist debates concerning whether Miley’s nudity was empowering or victimising. It’s been hanging around on my hard drive, not quite right, ever since and so I told myself I’d complete it for August 25th (the music video’s one year anniversary) and be done with it.
Three days prior to my deadline, Nicki Minaj usurped Miley’s Most Viewed Music Video in 24 hours with Anaconda. I’m not sure if that makes this less relevant or more. Maybe I should make a sequel. Or maybe not.
Terry’s Last Intern imagines the day preceding the shoot.
Ideas from Youtube, Props from Walmart
Little Venice Lunch Club of 1