Kiss the Boys and Make Them Die

Margaret Stratton

1994 | 00:30:00 | United States | English | Mono |

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Autobiography, Family, LGBTQ, Sexuality

Kiss The Boys And Make Them Die explores how memory, sexuality, and the self are created and enforced through the family story. The video chronicles how the social act of loving women becomes channeled into narratives of incest, desire for the mother, loss of the father, separation from the family, death and self-destruction. In this work, sexuality, difference and language are paralleled with haunting memories of a childhood ghost that both desires and hates women. Finally, Kiss The Boys And Make Them Die is a story of childhood trauma, and the adult need to exorcise the past and create an independent self.

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