This short video has many undertones to it. On the one hand it is subverting the idea of females being passive to a man’s activity. And on the other hand, there are post-colonial undertones as the male is white and the female is black.
This was a part of Cox’s photographic exhibition entitled American Family. This is what she has to say about this exhibition: “When I turned 40 the “Catherine Deneuve Syndrome” set in. In France a woman’s sexuality is allowed to mature, whereas in the United States women are only allowed to be sexual beings until age 39 and then are relegated to the background. As a result my series American Family was created. The body of work was a rebellion against all of the pre-ordained roles I am supposed to maintain: dutiful daughter, diminutive wife, and doting mother.”