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Despite her status, her riches and impeccable manners, the Fancy Lady discovers that she cannot escape the consequences of her female body. My sister and I invented the characters of the Fancy Ladies when we were children. And we enacted the scene portrayed in the video, on a nightly basis in the bathroom. In The Fancy Ladies the character of the Fancy Lady is played by another of our invented characters, Slopper, creating an overlay of our childhood confusions around gender.

The Fancy Ladies, 1999, still from a color video, 10 minutes