Video Review: Merril Bainbridge “Mouth”

Rotating in black-and-white and color, a twentysomething man talks. In color, his face is elongates. Back in black-and-white, Merril Bainbridge sits in the backseat of the car with a second twentysomething man. She touches his arm.

In color, she walks by the tan sheet in her black jacket and black mesh dress. She sits on a box, covered with a sheet. Back in black-and-white, she kisses the second twentysomething man in the backseat. Lit in hot pink, she raises her head in silhouette as men fight on a ranch on a screen. Back in black-and-white, the twentysomething man kisses her neck and she pushes his head away. In color, she stands underneath a painted flower on the wall.

Back in black-and-white, he touches her hair and runs his hand by her neck. She rests her head on his chest and continues to kiss him.

Rating: 3/5

Merril Bainbridge squeezes her hand as the twentysomething man kisses her. She tells him they should stop somewhere. Bainbridge taps her friend, a twentysomething woman on her shoulder and says she has to go to the bathroom. The twentysomething woman responds, “uh-huh” and says there is one coming up in a mile or so. The twentysomething man puts his hand on her skirt.

The twentysomething man slips his hand on her waist as they walk to the rest area. The twentysomething woman stands by the vending machine and says she’ll wait for them. Bainbridge kisses her on the cheek and tells her she’s the best.

In the stall, Bainbridge pulls up her skirt. She tells the twentysomething man he has shirt on backwards. He smirks as he takes off his shirt. She kisses him and pushes him against the wall. They continue to kiss. Her hand on his chest, she says they should really go. He puts his head on her shoulder and places his hands on her back. She opens the stall door and walks to the vending machine. The twentysomething woman says she’ll be about five minutes. Bainbridge giggles as he kisses her on neck.

Director: Ross Fraser Year: 1996

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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 poetry has been published in the White Wall Review and 45 Magazine.