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FRENCHY

Single screen video installation with bedroom set

Duration : 12 mins

1996

In Georgina Starr's 1996 video FRENCHY 'Pauline' (played by Starr), is a lonely and unexceptional young woman endlessly re-enacting a scene from her high school musical. As 'Pauline' Starr plays all the female roles from the well-known bedroom scene in the 1978 film Grease. The character's quirks and gestures are accentuated by Starr as a lone female performer struggling to fit herself into the 5 limited female stereotypes presented in the film. As a further twist a slide-show within the installation reveals Starr herself as a 15 year old school girl playing 'Frenchie' in her own high school musical.