WebCam Girls

WebCam Girls

Release date:

2005

Running time:

52 minutes

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Available on DVDAvailable on VHS

Closed Captioned:

Yes

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WebCam Girls profiles some of the early female pioneers in cyberspace who, with a modem and some moxie, take on old ideas about fame and shame and open up a space for new kinds of art, erotica, celebrity and branding on the Internet.

Ana Voog, a musician and artist, ran the first art/life webcam. Ducky Doolittle, a writer, sexologist and comedic burlesque queen, turned to webcam work after a huge flood of fanmail from her appearance on the Howard Stern show. And frustration with her day job in Vancouver led aspiring filmmaker Dionne Loewen to set up a profitable adult entertainment business controlled by the women who worked in it.

Teresa Senft of NYU is an Internet culture critic whose PhD thesis, Camgirls: Webcam, Micro-celebrity and the Personal as Political in the Age of the Global Brand, led her to set up her own webcam. She discovered how intense the work is, and adds her perspective on the place that this mix of autobiography and branding holds in the history of performance art. WebCam Girls celebrates the leading edge of an Internet culture where women call the shots.

"Voyerurism has never had it so good. But what exactly is being seen through these keyholes into other people's lives-unvarnished reality or layers of personal fantasy?"
     -Robert Everett Green, The Globe and Mail

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