Wearing identical black bodysuits, Perrie, Jesy, Leigh-Anne and Jade sit in the back of a van. The van parks on the side of the Knebworth House. They dance by the van.
They face the windows as they sit in the chairs. They slide their hands on the floor.
Jesy, Leigh-Anne, Perrie and Jade take turns posing in front of the house.
In their robes, they balance books on their heads.
They sit on golden scales. At the dinner table, they learn how to eat soup and cut into their food.
Perrie irons. Leigh-Anne vacuums. Jesy sips tea.
As a painted portrait, hanging in the hall, Nicki Minaj smooths her hair as she raps from inside the frame.
Perrie burns her finger and an imprint of the iron into robe. Jesy tears into some food. Leigh-Anne pretends the vacuum is an air guitar.
They dance on top of the van.
At the dinner table, they bite into hamburgers.
They put their arms around each other in the van.
Jesy sips from her flask in the bathroom. She sits on the toliet seat and burps. It felt so good to let it out. Her stomach growls and she groans. She has been eating various salads for lunch and dinner over the course of two days. All she wants is something greasy and full of carbs.
The instructor praises Perrie for how she holds the spoon. “Do not slurp!” the instructor says as she passes by the young women in the class. Leigh-Anne slurps a bit. Jade giggles next to her. The instructor tells them that they need to be seen, not heard. After class, the instructor takes Perrie aside and says she’s a model student. She adds that her debut into society is her first step into becoming the woman she’s supposed to be. The instructor invites her to a Junior League meeting and says they would love to have her. Perrie gives her a polite smile and excuses herself.
Perrie hangs her head as she walks past her friends and slams the door shut. She doesn’t want her mother’s life. Her mother plans dinner parties and stands by her father, even though he cheats on her with his assistants. She wants to start out working retail and pay for school. Everything has been handed to her. She knows she’s good at something. However, it’s all taken care of before she can figure it out on her own.
Director: N/A Year: 2018