Girls and women are making movies every day.
EVERY woman who sends her movie to Joanie 4 Jackie receives a Chainletter tape. Each tape is an unpredictable compilation of 10 lady-made movies including her own. These video Chainletters and their companion Viewer's Digests are part of a continual correspondence between women moviemakers and with you.
The first 7 Chainletters are available for you to own. Click on the links to the left for a description of each tape.
There's two variables on the video camera.
There's the lens: The eye. This is the same eye that's watching you all the
time anyways if you're a woman. Especially in public, but even when you're
alone in your room. The eye is programmed into your brain. When you are
making a movie you stop pretending that you aren't aware of the eye.
THEY ARE LOOKING AT YOUR ASS NO MATTER WHAT YOU WEAR.
THE DAD IN YOUR HEAD WATCHED YOU MASTURBATE.
YOU BRUSH YOUR HAIR INTO THE THE SHAPE OF THE HOLE IN HIS HEART.
You stop pretending that you are innocent and unaffected by the eye. You
turn and face it: the camera. You look into its eye and see yourself and
you say: "I see you watching me." I know you are there and I'm not
embarrassed to admit it. I admit the role I play everyday in this movie
made not by me. I'm not embarrassed because just surviving being watched
everyday has trained me to be an expert on the eye. Every woman is an
expert on the eye. An expert actress, and an expert at controlling
situations while being watched. THIS IS MOVIE MAKING. And making movies
means that you are a watcher. Of course you are. You have to be
self-conscious all the time just to take care of yourself.
So there's the eye and there's one other variable: the on/off button, which
is about control. Because this is the one time that you can turn the eye
off. You can keep secrets or you can tell lies or you can tell the real
truth thru manipulation of the eye-on / eye-off. I'm talking about editing.
Editing equals gorgeous control.
DEAR DR. WILKINS, I AM MAKING A MOVIE. IT IS ABOUT OUR APPOINTMENTS. I JUST
THOUGH I WOULD WARN YOU.
DEAR DAD, I AM MAKING A MOVIE. IT IS ABOUT YOU. I PLAY THE PART OF YOU.
DEAR CARRIE, I AM MAKING A MOVIE. IT IS ABOUT THAT GAME WE USED TO PLAY
CALLED EVERLASTING LOVE IN THE SHADOW OF THE BLANKET. I WANT YOU TO BE THE