Video Review: Tracie Spencer “Love Me”

As white sparkles fall in the night sky, Cupid, blows his horn. Tracie Spencer sits with her hands on her knees. In black-and-white, she closes her eyes and rubs her arms. Wearing a black dress, she lies on a bed.

In black-and-white, a young man turns inside a circle. A second young man stands with his arms by his chest while the sparkles fall. The young man and a young woman sit up in the circle as it turns. While sheets drape the floor and walls, she and the second young man dance.

The second young woman closes her eyes in prayer and puts her hand on the young man’s chest. The sheets turn gold as it changes to color. The second young man spreads out his hands. Wearing a nightgown, she grips the railing as she sits on the stairs. The young woman cries and opens the window in her chest. She takes out a flower and places it in the door in his chest. The young man opens his eyes.

Back in black-and-white, Cupid shoots his arrow. Spencer cries while the sparkles fall. In color, the young man and woman bend a piece of wood together at night. They hug.

In black-and-white, she imagines the second young man kissing her while the sparkles fall.

Rating: 4/5

The flower within the young woman took decades to bloom. It was a piece of her no one had. Some young women had vases or glass boxes attached to their chest. They were the privileged few. Every young man flirted with them, knowing they could give them what they wanted. She had a window, like most people. A few years ago, she broke it after a horrible fall and was told there was a chance it may not be replaced.

The young man had noticed her window was finished and the sun shone brightly, reflecting her kindness. However, he fell ill. She knew her flower could help. It could save him. She placed in the door in his chest. His door opened for her. She grinned, knowing he was meant for her. Most men’s doors were locked or chained. Upon opening his eyes, he said he loved her. She told him she was afraid it wouldn’t work. The young man tells her he’s fine now.

They build a home together. She tends to her garden. He adds a courtyard for her. She gives birth to their children. They teach them about their windows and doors. They explain it’s who they are and not to be ashamed. The windows and doors will lead them to their future partners.

Director: N/A Year: 1992

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Pam Avoledo spends her time binge-watching classic teen dramas and stands firm in her pro-Leyton stance. She also received her journalism degree in 2006 from Oakland University. Her work has been published in the White Wall Review, Sledgehammer Lit ,Greatest City Collective & 45 Magazine . Fevers of the Mind, and forthcoming in Daily Drunk Mag\'s Kirstofia anthology.