Thursday, September 19, 2013

Picture of the Week, September 19, 2013

There is so much happening in this promotional pic for Venus in Fur at Vancouver's Arts Club that you may not even see it at first but David Cooper's photo draws you in to find it. Yes, yes, yes Lindsey Angell's leg is quite fine, and the BDSM boot is provocative. But here's the thing: this is actually two boots, two legs. Look at the toes, and look at the heals. Now what this does - without the eye even catching it - is suggest both domination (one boot; i.e.: in a victory pose) and submission (two boots; i.e.: in a "polite little lady" pose). That is the essence of the play - a tricky play on power dynamics between an actor and a writer/director. Whoa!

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