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Cheap Philosophy

Ruth Novaczek
1992
15 mins Colour Video

Cheap Philosophy

"Esther Kahn", my alter ego, plays Blanche Dubois, Stanley Kowalski, and many others as she battles with herself with the madness of a jealous lover. A believer in True Love and old fashioned values, Esther is nevertheless a depressed cynic, longing for romance in a cool amnesiac world. An extremely low-budget venture, Cheap Philosophy is a voice of isolation, political hopelessness, and a backlash against long years of lesbian political debate that has excluded the Jew, the drama-queen, the depressive, the diva and the romantic tragic figure. But ultimately Cheap Philosophy is self-analytical comedy, with tragic undercurrents, or vice versa...RN.

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