Made over a number of years (at least 5), this film delves into the nature of virtual reality. While the topic was hot and novel when Ms. Obscura began the project, by 1999 many films had been released on this concept. Still her satiric campy take on the world of computer image addicts still packs some surprises and constantly dazzles the eyes with wild and colorful collages amid the black and white "real" world.
The story involves a strange woman with an odd accent (Hundee) who, after losing her boyfriend, seeks a virtual reality substitute (a "man chip" as she calls it). This pursuit leads her into the prurient world of image addicts who rely on chip pushers (the drug metaphor is obvious). For those acquainted with the San Francisco underground, there are many cameos by such luminaries as The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Jello Biafra and Elvis Herselvis. Beth Custer provides a bluesy score.
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