• Thu, Sep 29 2011

Video: Harmony Korine Directed A Really Creepy Video For Proenza Schouler

What happens when a luxury brand gives a so-hip-it-hurts filmmaker a bunch of money to direct a short film featuring clothing from its fall collection? Snowballs happens, apparently. The Harmony Korine directed short premiered at Paris’ Club Silencio Tuesday night, a club which, fittingly enough, was designed by David Lynch.

Like much of Korine’s work, the five-minute-long head scratcher is set in a depressed corner of America, namely a rural tract of low-income housing, possibly a trailer park. To make matters worse, the film’s two main figures appear to be Native Americans, albeit creepy, gnome-like Native Americans wearing silicone masks and…Proenza Schouler, naturally. They sing a terrifying little song as they go about their business, which includes going to hang out with a white Deliverance type whose gas mask is reminiscent of the Dennis Hopper character in Blue Velvet. I don’t know about you, but I spent the entire length of the film waiting for some terrible violence to happen, and it never did. This resistance to any kind of narrative or dramatic payoff is one of the most divisive things about Korine’s work.

“It was a little disturbing. It was really uncomfortable and jarring and amazing,” socialite Lauren Santo Domingo told WWD. “I don’t know if anyone can make a crystal meth trailer park seem chic. I mean, there is something very avant-garde about it.”

After you’re done laughing at that person, can we talk about the cultural appropriation going on here? Making artsy films about disadvantaged communities you don’t belong to is one thing. Making artsy films about disadvantaged communities you don’t belong to for the purpose of selling thousand dollar couture? That’s kind of where I draw the line. Add in the element of race, and you are in way, way, way over your head. I know Proenza Schouler’s Jack McCollough joked that “it’s a sales deterrent, if anything,” but let’s get real. Proenza Schouler is not in the business of throwing money away just for the fuck of it. This is a storied fashion house, premiering a short film at an incredibly trendy and exclusive club, during Paris Fashion Week, for a room full of Important Fashion People. Sounds pretty promotional to me.

Way to like, totally sell out, Harmony Korine. It’s a good thing I didn’t like your films that much to begin with.

(Via Jezebel)

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  • America

    AntiAmerican fantasists. If Americans went to eurasia and made a video about their weed-addicted jew toilet village, they’d be up to their NAZI-armpits in drunken rage with cries of nuking America, bringing back Sadam to life and god save the queen. Propaganding hypocrite primates.

    Lucky for this gay retarded enemy, America will always remember to hate and not buy its eurasian junk.

  • The Guns Of Washington

    I’d make an honest bet that Fagenza Jewler will be moving its little propatainment “fashion studio” back to its home across the ocean before you can say “Let’s go kill some boatshit”.

  • The Way It Is

    Eurasian faggot monkies and their jew lies. Then again, what did anyone expect from eurasian jew monkies. I’d love to go to eurasia and kill these things in their own toilet villages just to hear them scream their infamous jew faggot monkey scream. This toilet propatainment can only be expected from these backward monkey losers. Eurasians are faggots with a faggot society from a faggot history. They never have been anything more and they know they never will be. Too bad, toilets. You lose, again.

  • Truth Be Told

    One wonders if their excuse for a toilet government pays them to make this propatainment junk with some means, such as with food. We know they don’t care for their offspring and even eat them, as they have nothing else in their lives, their being a natural toilet as they are. Or do they make these as a sacrifice to their god nonsense. Expectedly, as eurasia continues to sink into its backward monkey toilet world the real America continues to win and succeed against such naturally criminal things.

  • The Final Consequence

    “Making artsy films about disadvantaged communities you don’t belong to for the purpose of selling thousand dollar couture…”

    This article reads like it’s a boatshit propatainment piece, itself. If that’s the case, and if it originates coming in through Canada, the roots of NYLA, then the disadvantaged and illegal alien occupiers of Canada need a history lesson for now and for their future. But, America knows that lesson is coming their way and is their only real neighbor.

  • Washington Rising

    As America continues to clean the boatshit out of NYLA, the boatshit are expectedly going to step up their propatainment junk attempts such as this. As expected, it’s not going to help them, since the shit these faggots are attempting to sell to America has already died along with them.

  • Mitch

    i don’t know what is going on above ^ but harmony korine’s work rulez!

  • heart breaks alot

    I feel like Harmony made most of these comments referring to the words “Faggot” as a joke..because they read as a joke….with words like retard and faggot…..the comments are laughable and disturbing much like the film…..I am a bit divided as far as the fashion spot…and using native americans but I get it at the same time…..

  • WHERE-ARE-MY-PANTS?

    WHERE THE HELL ARE THESE COMMENTERS COMING FROM AND WHAT DOES PROPTAINMENT MEAN?

    • WHERE-ARE-MY-PANTS?

      Seriously, though, I laughed out loud at that Lauren Santo Domingo quote. What an asshole.