Bed-Time Story
TitleBed-Time Story
DirectorTina Keane
CountryUK
Year1982
Duration20mins
FormatUmatic video
DescriptionIn BED-TIME STORY, Tina Keane takes the tale of 'Bluebeard' - in which women who are curious come to a ghastly end - and juxtaposes it with a feminist text about female sexuality. BED-TIME STORY questions how attitudes are often placed in our subconscious minds at an early age through 'children's stories'. The voice-over texts and the evocative ambiguity of the imagery work together to explore the veiled meaning and rigid stereotyping which underlie the 'Bluebeard' tale, and shows a woman becoming aware of the oppression and exploitation of other women.