Monday, December 28, 2009
The Devil Made Me Do It
Depending on where you work, the above video is probably NSFW.
So I've always liked Massive Attack, but I would never call myself an obsessive fan. What captivated me about their video for new track, Paradise Circus, was the woman in it. Who is this woman? The question resounded in my head for a while after watching the video. After a quick click on good old Google I found out that this woman is Georgina Spelvin. Iconic 70's erotica star, well, according to Wikipedia anyways.
Her monologue in the video is taken from her autobiography, The Devil Made Me Do It. While the clips are from The Devil In Miss Jones, apparently one of the greatest seventies pornos of all time. The video was directed by Toby Dye, and I don't really know what else to say about it? Is it art? or just Massive Attack wanting some controversy? Either way I enjoyed the process of finding out about Georgina more than the video. FYI after she retired from the Adult Industry she became a graphic designer, working for the LA Times until she retired in 2001.