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In a faded red, Molly Crabapple writes with her brush that “this is a story of temptation through time.”

Andrew and Alex, in the first paintings, are muscled cavemen talking with two other men while a war goes on around them. A dark blue covers the canvas. Alex and Andrew search through the forest at midnight as the deer and foxes watch them.

Alex and Andrew hold giant cups while drinking with other men in Greece. As red fills the screen, skeletons are drawn over the people.

In the top left-hand corner, Alex and Andrew, now in the 17th century, drink beer in a pub. A young woman draws in right-hand corner while on bottom left-hand corner, a second young woman carries a bucket of cherries. Like the previous photos, a dark blue spills over it and the people are turned into skeletons.

Andrew and Alex are updated the early 20th century with partially clad women surrounding them in the same pub. In blue, a balcony is sketched over them as an older woman yields a knife and flag.

They play in a band in the 1920s. Two female dancers dance on stage as a fortysomething man holds up a large jar. Splashed in hunter green, the female dancers become butterflies.

In the 2000s, they are two men wearing jean jackets among dozens of Hollywood people.

Alex and Andrew play on a stage, in the final painting. Fans cheer as the stage is highlighted with a pink and blue tint.

Rating: 3.5/5

Artist Molly Crabapple starts with the first existence of man. Alex and Andrew proclaim the Earth as their own as other people battles for the smallest piece of land. A woman cries in fear. They believe they will live forever. However, they cannot stave off the hungry animals tracking their moves.

In the 17th century, they are drunken louses, surrounded by women. They spread disease and engage in lewd acts. As princes of society, they have nothing to fear. A plague soon hits the town with Andrew and Alex as the only clinging to life.

By the 20th century, they are working men in show business, trying to get noticed and get a break. They are in small town of many like them. As other people gain success, they are shoved into the background, wanting to regain their status.

Directors: Jim Batt & Kim Boekbinder Year: 2018

 

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Pam Avoledo’s love of pop culture began in 1999 with the message boards dedicated to shows on the CW (then WB). She graduated from Oakland University in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism. When she is not debating whether Dawson should’ve ended up with Joey, she looks at cute dog memes on social media.

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