Marina did an excellent job with The Archetypes. I noticed that the shoot for the “Su-Barbie-A” or “Housewife” archetype resembles the photograph of Sylvia Plath (right) with her two children in 1963. During this time, women faced “societal pressures to devote themselves to being housewives.” It was an identity imposed upon many women and often those with higher ambitions were ashamed to admit their dissatisfaction with the lives they were leading and felt as if there were something wrong with them. This can be seen in Sylvia Plath’s semi-autobiographical novel The Bell Jar. Esther Greenwood, the main character, is presented with numerous achievements and opportunities. However, there is always an underlying feeling of futility surrounding her because, despite all she has achieved, she is destined for the life of a housewife. In Marina And The Diamonds’ “Part 3: The Archetypes,” an eerily robotic voice reveals the inner struggle: “I have no identity. I always feel like someone else.” This message is once again delivered in “Part 5: Su-Barbie-A,” which features a young housewife standing in front of a nice suburban home. Her face is not visible (it remains in the darkness for most of the video). At one point in the video, a distant, auto-tuned feminine voice says, “If you’re going to tell me you don’t like this dress I’m sticking my head right in the oven,” something that also seems to allude to Sylvia Plath’s tragic death.
I really do wish that people would realize how complex Electra Heart truly was. The album, story, and character were intricately plotted to study female identity in society.
The Archetypes: “A study in identity and delusion.”
Quotes Source: http://www.lvc.edu/vhr/2011/Articles/pinke.pdf
if i were a nun I would wear heelies and glide everywhere just to fuck with people
NO DONT DO THAT
YES DO IT