A New York Muse
Experimental • Reality, Short Films, 02-May-2023
On a bender through the clubs, poetry readings, hotel rooms, and bars of NYC, the self-proclaimed ‘Audrey Hepburn of the Lower East Side’ hops around in search of love, cigarettes, wine, or whatever else keeps the train moving. The edgy video blog, “A New York Muse,” directed by Nicole Crowley, tracks the chic debauchery of a hipster socialite known as @megsuperstarprincess. Particularly, a week-long run at a West Village hotel with a young man, ‘le hotel boy,’ sporting an Andy Warhol haircut, on the run from a clean-cut backstory. Combining archival footage with black and white film scenes of glamorous stars of days gone by, the project is punctuated with on-screen text styled like ransom letters and the occasional woozy photo shoot, which is the only time we catch fleeting glimpses of the subject herself. With its slang, affectations, and abbreviations, it captures a mode of youth and novelty, jaded but romantic, out-of-control yet self-aware. -KA. Director, Editor, Producer: Nicole Crowley. Narrator: Dylan Lee. Written by: Meg Yates.
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