Just in time for Memorial Day weekend and the official start of summer, I am proud to release my newest production featuring Jackie Stevens.
In this video, Jackie begins outside making plans to get her deck ready for the season, before returning to her bedroom to change for a quick shower. However, she is interrupted by someone at the front door, a serviceman working for the electric company. Clad in only a short blue towel, the big-bottomed woman is alarmed to hear about some dangerous power readings coming from the house. Jackie takes him around out back, only to eventually lose her cover. But this does not discourage the electrician, who whisks a hapless Jackie away and upstairs and beyond, without giving her a chance to dress.
In order to tell this story, I took the same approach as in “Musical Thoughts”, playing the part of the utility worker from behind the camera. Jackie is able to interact with me directly, and this enables me to keep the focus firmly on her performance. She is very strong here, adlibbing and improvising the character of a frustrated, embarrassed woman who gets caught up in events out of her control.
Naturally, this is meant to be a quirky and humorous premise. The idea of a lady who loses her towel in front of another person, but being unsympathetic and all business, the electric company serviceman proceeds to usher the homeowner around even though she is nude. Jackie really captures the sense of being flustered throughout this unbelievable experience. Even to the point that she is taken along for a little ride.
What I enjoy so much about Jackie’s delivery style is that she can go on and on during the most basic set-up situations creating a foundation for the narrative to build upon. As such, I always know I can get a lot out of her. The whole thing ends up being a fun light-hearted romp.
Music for this production was provided by Peanuth O’Toole. The title track played at the beginning and over the end credits was inspired by the AC/DC classic “Dirty Deeds”. In particular, I was thinking of the line “High Voltage”, which gave me the idea for this video. I also used an earlier piece composed by Peanuth called “Floatation”, which some will remember from Jackie’s first video with me. Here, I use the woodwind piece as part of a gorgeous slow-motion sequence.
The full length video is over 19 minutes, and is available in 2 parts at my clips4sale store.