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I Like Girls for Friends

Julie Zando

1987 00:03:00 United StatesEnglishB&WMono


This video is about seduction. The audience is seduced by the female narrator, while at the same time repelled by the seductress' desperate need for love and approval. The title is ironic: although the narrator "likes girls for friends better than boys," the attraction is masochistic and destructive.

About Julie Zando

Julie Zando is a videomaker and former director of Squeaky Wheel Film and Video Coalition in Buffalo, New York. Her work exploits the raw and edgy properties of Hi-8 video with potent results while investigating the intermingling issues of power, sexual identity, and desire. Her work has shown nationally and internationally. In 1994 she was a recipient of the American Film Institute's Maya Deren Award.