|Uh Oh! 1993 39 mins
Uh Oh! is an interpretation of the Story of Oh by Pauline Reage. In this version both Oh and her lovers are women. Re-enacted scenes from the book are intercut with a love story in which Oh is a waitress in a diner in the desert and her lover is a cowboy/girl. The Story of Oh is written very sparsely - it details sexual pleasure, domination, submission and ritualized humiliation. In Uh Oh!, sado-masochistic sex is a metaphor for love.
Sado-masochistic sexuality is still an outlaw sexuality, but sado-masochistic love affairs and relationships are ubiquitous. We, the same people who are shocked, shocked by the whip and the manacles are free to indulge in, roller-coaster emotions rides that plug into the same nexus of domination, submission and humiliation. The names are different, - passion, unrequited love, longing, yearning - but this tape explores the ways in which the terrain is the same.
|Uh Oh has exhibited widely.
Uh Oh was directed by Julie Zando and produced by Josephine Anstey.