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12 March 2011

In a Minidress of Darkest Green

Samantha Anne Carrillo
I'm a big fan of juxtaposition. And it's supremely satisfying when two seemingly disparate ingredients combine to form a delicious treat. You know what I mean? Like sea salt and dark chocolate or cayenne pepper and freshly cut mango... This '06 found footage video for The Handsome Family's "Hunter Green" is the epitome of tasty juxtaposition. Created by David Bromley, the video's contrast of a groovy '60s dance party featuring a negative film effect with the dark, fantastic lyrics (sung by the author) and cello and banjo-driven folk stylings of "Hunter Green" just works. You wouldn't think a groovy '60s dance party would provide the perfect visual background for a song that uses huntin' and fishin' as a metaphor for murder. "I raised my gun so carefully and fired into the trees/ Then saw it was my true love fell, in a dress of darkest green/ Her eyes reflected back the moon as I carried her back to my car/ But as I crossed the empty road was a dead deer in my arms." Watch the video below, man.

*The above photo is Anthony Perkins and Audrey Hepburn with her pet deer, Pippin.

Samantha Anne Carrillo / a fifth-wave feminist from the fourth estate | a burqueña | a ladyboss | a writer + editor

I am a fifth-wave feminist and a reluctant member⸺hey, Groucho knew whereof he quipped⸺of both the fourth estate and the gig economy. I am an Albuquerque-based freelance writer, editor and social media marketing and branding+PR consultant. I remain an observant ’90s riot grrrl and a devout practitioner of halfhearted yoga posturing and zen and the art of the sentence diagram.


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