Me and Rubyfruit

3rd June 2008
arts | conceptual | documentary arts | experimental | film | historical | narrative - brittany

Sadie Benning – Me and Rubyfruit (1990, 24.9MB, 5:40)

Classically beautiful and poignant video-diary-esque
early work from the innovative Sadie Benning. Me
and Rubyfruit, a reinterpretation of Rita Mae Brown’s
Rubyfruit Jungle
, finds Benning lamenting the limitations
of being a young lesbian woman in modern culture.
Roughly sixteen when she made this piece, it was shot
on a Fisher-Price Pixelvision 2000 camera, making the
intense grainy footage all the more raw.