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A sad Arabian queen is cheered by her harem girls, a Queen Bee rules over a pink hive of adoring drones, and a teenage girl turns herself into a queen at a go-go party in a colorful musical fantasy inspired by old Hollywood musicals.Written by
This ambitious anthology strives to capture a variety of tones and settings. The first segment, in French, captures the ennui of the ruling class. The second is like an elementary school play written by a lunatic; it's about a queen bee and her servants' attempts to find the perfect new digs. The third starts out as a swinging '60's go-go party with attempted gang rape and mutates into a fairy tale with a surprisingly non-traditional ending. If you are not endeared (or are even turned off) by this collection's rough edges, you may at least be grateful for it's playful humor. Anna Biller's kaleidoscopic knowledge of Hollywood genres and clichés is put to use (as it has been with increasing confidence and precision since) to create mind-jarring and whimsically enjoyable juxtapositions.
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