Video

The Bible Belt

Marshall Reese and Nora Ligorano

05:00 minutes, colour, English

TAPECODE 817.02

The Bible Belt is exactly what its name implies: a belt attached to a bible that comes with a sturdy brass buckle, in the name of "Jesus", dipped in gold.

We've created a special television spot of a televangelist selling the belt. Edited as a typical day of channel grazing and zapping, the televangelist plays between "real" television preachers and scrambled porn.
The Bible Belt wittily alludes to the wagon train of family values encircling the body politic; scrambled pornography intercut between the televangelists' spots converts the piece into a chastity belt, censoring and paralyzing free thought across the nation.

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