Consuming Passions

1983 | 00:26:06 | United States | English | Color | Mono

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Body, Feminism

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Illustrating the modern woman’s mantra “I shop therefore I am", Barbara Latham’s Consuming Passions examines the passion for sweets as a replacement for a sense of security and a source of erotic satisfaction. Two women speak of their obsessive and sensual relation to sweets, while a third reflects on Jung’s theory of individuation, the creation of a unified identity through consumption, saying, “The acquisition of goods is what separates us from the animals.” These women reveal their emotional dependency on delicacies—chocolate bon-bons and french pastries—as one character states, “It gives a kind of satisfaction I just can’t get anywhere else.” 

This title is also available on Barbara Latham Videoworks: Volume 1.