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Asparagus (1979)

An animated, surreal, visually stunning as well as rather uniquely imaginative candy-colored nightmare from indie artist Suzan Pitt.

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Surrealistic, psychedelic expression of womanhood
14 September 1998 | by ACWSee all my reviews

It has been almost two decades since I saw this film, and I enter my comments only because nobody else has. I don't trust my memory much, but it's better than nothing.

_Asparagus_, as I recall it, was a beautiful dreamlike sequence of psychedelic images, with no clear plot or action. A woman discovers her own power and womanhood by working magic on her environment -- perhaps.

Many of the images were of receding perspectives of stage curtains and scenery, rolling back and opening to reveal successive depths; perhaps this can be compared to the vaginal symbolism in Judy Chicago's installation _The Dinner Party_, with which this film is approximately contemporary.

The music was also dreamlike and its slow progression fit the slow evolution of the images on screen.

The film is definitely _adult_ animation; parents should view it before deciding whether to present it to their children.

I hope someone who has seen _Asparagus_ more recently than I will take a moment to provide a more cogent review.


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