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October 23, 1992 '>',   '■
N- E W S
Students angry about date rape film
by Sharon Lindores
The AMS date rape film
may soon be distributed across
Canada, unless a group of
students can stop it.
The film that was intended to stimulate discussion
among students about rape
has incited action to keep the
"dangerous and misleading
representation...of sexual assault" from being shown.
Students in Women's
Studies 324 outlined their
concerns about 'A~Ferpetual
State of Consent' in a letter to
President Strangway. Copies
were sent to women professors and counsellors on campus to gather support.
"The voices of women who
survive rape are ignored and
discredited, both by their absence among the speakers and
in the film's depiction of the
rape victim as helpless," the
letter said.
Marya McVicar AMS external affairs coordinator who
produced the film said she
does not think that the film is
dangerous as the students al
lege. She said if the movie
stops one person from being
raped, or helps one person to
confront the issue, then it is
worth it.
"Unfortunately my feeling
is that it has become politically
correct for any woman who
calls herself a feminist to hate
my movie, it is really unfortunate that we don't have their
support. I consider myself a
feminist, and so do the women
involved with the movie."
Women's Studies 324 reviewed the film and spent two
hours discussing their concerns with McVicar and the
director, Michael Gazetas.
Theresa Lemieux, who is in
324, said the class was "horrified and disgusted," when
they found out how students'
money was being spent.
The film cost over $19,000
to make, $6,000 of which came
from the AMS. McVicar said
that the AMS needs to recoup
$13,000 through distribution,
by the spring.
The AMS lawyers are
currently reviewing a distribution contract from Thomas
Howe and Associates Media.
The selling price for the film
is not set, but will probably
be around $150, of which the
AMS would take a 30/70 split
on profits. If the contract is
signed distribution could
start at the end of October.
McVicar is also negotiating a study guide to be distributed with the film for an
additional cost. The writer
has not been confirmed, but
McVicar asked the Women
Students' Office for input on
what the guide should contain.
The film was shown in
SUB during drug and alcohol awareness week and the
class thinks that discussion
around the problem is imperative. They said the film
is misleading and that it reinforces the message that
rape is the woman's fault.
Lemieux said, "I don't
think the film should be
shown anywhere.
"My big problem with the
film is that the rape scene is
made 'sexy' and that the responsibility is placed on
women to say no, rather than
on men to change their attitudes."
Senate kills autonomy motion
by Frances Foran
UBC senior administrators will continue to be free to
take executive positions on
corporate boards after a motion to regulate the
university's links with industry failed before the Senate on Wednesday night.
The motion to amend
UBC's conflict of interest
policy was defeated by a
whopping 15-46 after a move
to vote by secret ballot was
also rejected.
The vote was prefaced by
an hour long discussion ofthe
motion, which would subject
administrators' appointments
to corporations to the approval of the board of governors, and would require any
honoraria from the appointment to be turned over to the
university.
Political Science professor
Philip Resnick who proposed
the motion said, "I am disappointed that it didn't pass,
but I can't say I expected the
Senate to rush forward to
support it."
The debate in the uncommonly full Senate was lively,
Resnick said. Detractors ofthe
amendment said it was an
"unrealistic" move to sever
ties to the "outside world."
Others objected to the
distinction in the proposed
guideline between corporations and non-profit organizations. Senators also said
that the existing guidelines
are adequate. Unlike the existing policy, the amendment
is premised on the importance of universities' autonomy and the integrity of
administrators' offices.
As a fortunate result of
the discussion, Resnick said
in the future, there will be
more sensitivity to the matter
of administrators taking positions on corporate boards.
"There is a silver lining:
everyone agreed the discussion served to sensitize the
administration to the problem of proprieties and keeping an arms' length [from in-
dustryl- There will be more
caution and willingness to realize that there could be a
conflict of interest in these
activities . . . and that the
P'-'suit of knowledge may be
fcuiected."
UBC corporate law professor Bob Paterson said
whether academic administrators are in conflict of interest when they participate on
business boards is an ethical
matter, and not prohibited by
Canadian law. However, he
noted that collaboration between post-secondary schools
and corporations is becoming
common.
"It is easy to say that the
university is dirtying its
CAROL POPKIN PHOTO
hands in business," he said.
"Fd be concerned about
the motive for commercial
corporations wanting academic representatives on
their boards. What do they
get out of it?
"The modern trend is toward greater alliances between universities and business because universities
can't afford the idealism they
would like. It is some kind of
sellout. If there is no obvious
risk to the university's independence, fine, but how far do
we go?"
Student still missing after four years
by Frances Foran
The disappearance of
a UBC student remains
an unsolved mystery, after four years without a.
single clue.
The family ofEmerson
Dobroskay were sadly
disappointed last month
when a possible lead from
the TV show Unsolved
Mysteries went nowhere.
A sequence featuring an
amnesiac in San Diego
who resembledDobroskay
incited phone calls to police from viewers across
the country.
"We knew immediately it wasn't Emerson,"
said Teesh Backlund, aunt
of the then-21 year old
meteorolgy graduate student.
Emerson Dobroskay
went missing on October
28, 1988. According to
Backlund, he was last seen
by a friend who had left
him for a few minutes in
the Pit Pub. When his
friend returned, Emerson
was gone. No one has declared having seen him
leave the Pit,
Staff seargent Bern
Jansen of the UBC RCMP
detachment said the case
is stall open and every lead,
even "some quite bizarre,"
are followed up.
He said he hopes the
TV show will follow up
on the Dobroskay
case—the lack of
physical evidence of
Dobroskay's disappearance has left investigators reliant on
public information, and
leads from television
viewers.
Dobroskay's family
would like to remind
anyone with information about what happened at the Pit on October 28, 1988 to contact the Univeristy detachment ofthe RCMP.
October 23,1992
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CONSTITUTION
BC in the spotlight
by Stephen Garvey
A gentle, refreshing, misty
coastal rain shrouds the:
Vancouver area as I lay peacefully asleep. The clock by my
bed strikes ,3:00 AM. I roll over.
Moments later, my body begins
to twitch, as I grunt and moan.
In my mind, a dream- like state
transpires: while laying in bed,
Mulroney clutches my arm.
Shaking it rigorously, he demands "What are you going to
vote? What are you going to
vote? Don't forget to vote! What
are...'', as his eyes stare down
at me like a vulture eyeing a
battered animal. "AH!" I wake
up in a cold sweat, trembling
with my face tilted into my
hands.
Nightmares like this are
probably not a rarity these clays
on the west coast With BC
honorably andratiba&IytitKag
to a "'NO" vote on the referendum, government propaganda
zeroes in on u:> as if thousaiids
of'NO' seeking missiles were
blasted from the east. Call it
'Political Blitzkrieg' as TV., radio, newspapers send out wave
after wave of biased government images, voices and words
as our minds try to shield off
the ongoing brainwashing. In
the backdrop, a mammoth government toilet is in continuous
use as our hard-earned tax
dollars are flushed away.
Looking back ever
government's aggressive campaign to force the constitutional
proposal down our throats,
three: stages have evolved,
Stage One: A direct, 'no
holds barred', propaganda
campaign. Purpose: to get the
constitution proposal passed
with an overwhelming majority. Means: rhetorical advertising blitz. Why: government
elitism, righteousness, and father-knows-best attitude.
Stage Two: propaganda
campaign intensifies in non-
cooperating BC. Awave of politicians arrive in BC to promote
the government line and to assess the situation. Means: more
rhetorical bombardment with
live presentations with an emphasis on threats. Why: government worried about BC, although confident brainwashing
campaign will eventually soften
BC's stance.
Stage Threes government
desperation, and panic as BC
tilts more and more to the "NO
side. Hence, campaign shifts to
a vain, desperate appeal to BC's
sense of pat: -iotisrn and nationalism. Means: rhetorical media
blitz combined with threats regarding Canada's future. Why:
government confused, disoriented, and surprised by BC's
free, inquisitive, questioning
spirit.
Moreover, as if the media
blitz isn't enough, Mulroney
had to open government's fortress gates and send out some
political warriors to try and lull
BC into voting 'yes'.
For instance, Joe Clark has
been out here for days, pushing
vigorously the yes' side, finally
leaving BC like a battered, defeated warrior. At the Assembly of First Nation's conference,
Clark was received poorly as he
continued the government approach of slamming the yes side
down people's throats. He also
argued that the country would
collapse if the constitution fails
to pass. That's ridiculous. In
fact, the biggest threat to
Canada is government: a gross,
huge octopus growing at its own
volition, with its slippery tentacles in everybody's business
and wallets, while giving foreign investors free reign.
On the BC political scene,
it's funny how Harcourt has
dropped completely out of the
constitutional gloomy light. "As
British Columbian, as Canadian...", Right, Mike. At least
he has enough smarts to stay
outof such a controversial issue.
lam Cambell has also been
inBCtrumpetingthe "Yes" side.
Humph, I thought she was the
attorney general, not a travelling propaganda act. I wonder
who paid for her trip to the
west? Why wasn't she here in
the early stages of the constitutional process, to hear our views.
Interestingly, she was on The
Journal a week ago doing a short
debate against a 'No' si de repre-.
sentative. As they debated back
and forth, her argument boiled
down to a threat that the
country will fall apart unless
the constitution passes. How do
you feel aboutbeing threatened
into voting 'yes'on the constitution package? Is that Democratic? Why wasn't the government serious early in the process if there was such a crisis?
Let's closely examine the
validity of this poignant statement: WilJ Canada fall apart if
the constitution fails?
To begin with, without a
doubt, the sun will rise on October 27.
Next, one possible result is
economic disruption. Foreign
investors in Canada may seek
other markets as Canadian political stability becomes questionable. Surely, a temporary
phenomena. However, do we
really need or want all this foreign investment in Canada,
anyway. Our scarce natural resources are being pillaged by
foreigners as staggering
amounts of capital and wealth
leave this country daily. Why
not replace foreign investors
with hard-working Canadians
and, therefore, get the most out
of both our natural and human
resources and keep control in
Canada?
Looking at foreign investment environmentally, do we
want huge corporate businesses
and multinationals doing business in our country while being
significant contributors to glo
bal (environmental problems?
Finally, one o;;her scenario
argued by government is that
the country will literally split
up, as people become more and
more self-centered. Well, if the
country falls apart because a
grossly flawed constitutional
proposal fails to pass, the country should nothavebeen united
in the first place, As you can
probably tell, this argument is
pure fantasy!
Now, I'll list so me profound
arguments of why the constitutional package should not be
passe i.
The proposal vrill give Quebec a 25 per cent guaranteed
representation in the House of
Commons. Is that fair? Why
should Quebec be singled out?
What about BC, the fastest
growing province in Canada?
If passed, the package
would revamp the senate. Do
we need a senate? Some people
ai-gue that the House of Commons needs a check. I wonder.
Aren't, the people of Canada an
effective check on any politi-
CiantAre you willing to pay the
exorbitant salaries! of senators?
Are you willing to pay for the
senators' annual spring golf
trips to Florida?
Moreover, the package will
increase the number of Senators and Memhjlts of Parliament. This is satrageous! We
can't afford to waste our precious zax dollars on more government. We're already over-
governed as it is. I say, cut the
senate completely out and reduce the number of MPs.
Another contentious issue
is that Quebec would be formally written into the Constitution, as a Distinct Society.
How can a legitimate constitution favour one province over
all others and still call itself a
constitution? Itcan't. BC is distinct, why not write it in too?
Where do you draw the line? A
country is united on equality
and shared beliefs; and values,
not favours here and there. It
simply doesn't work!
These points are just a few
of many flaws in the constitutional package to Iseep in mind
when you're voting.
To conclude, the referendum is about individual choices
about the future of Canada.
Monday's referendum is laudable , giving everybody an equal
say (although the process has
been sadly tarnished by government pandering and manipulation). BC lias magnificently stood out amongst the
rest ofthe provinces in the referendum, due to its vision,
openmindedness, and willingness to critically question the
proposal, something's terribly
lacking elsewhere. Yet, we're
labelled narrow-minded!?!
Whatever happens come
October 26, here's to you BC,
clearly Canada's shining distinct socic y!
Mon. - Thurs.
PRESENT COUPON AT
TIME OF APPOINTMENT
EXP. NOV. 15 92
4/THE UBYSSEY
October 23,1992 CONSTITUTION
No to the Charlottetown Accord
by William A. Lim
The Charlottetown
Agreement brought "Accord*
in name only to the 17 politicians—the 11 first ministers,
the heads ofthe two territorial
governments, and the chiefs of
the four Aboriginal peoples' organizations—who authored
this Agreement, and their
friends and corporate backers.
On the other hand, it most
certainly succeeded in sowing
farther discord among ranks
of Canadians across the land,
making them keep bickering
among themselves even more
acrimoniously, over some real
or imaginary gains or losses
each interest group made or
suffered under the existing
constitution, or the new
amended one, if the proposals
ofthisAgreementare accepted
by a simple majority of Canadians votingin the referendum
on October 26.
The majority of those who are
voting Yes are doing so, no doubt,
simply out of not wanting to l>e
seen as enemies of their own
country, or of fearing that no better deal then this Agreement could
come along between now and
eternity.
Most disturbing, however, is
that like all politicians involved in
pre vi ous attempts at constitutional
change, the authors of the "New
Constitution According to the G03-
pel ofthe Charlottetown 17" cynically replaced the Canadian
people's aspiration for genuine
democracy where the people
themselves are empowered to hoi d
their politicians accountable for
the tatter's public actions while in
office, with the politicians' own self-
serving agenda.
The fact of the matter is that
in the Canada Clause which claims
to "express fundamental Canadian
values," defines the character of
the Canadian state, and sets out
the ground rules and power
relationsips upon and within which
Cana da is run, there is no mention
whatsoever, let alone spelling out,
of the right and the power of the
people in holding their politicians
accountable for the tatter's public
actions while in office.
Such an omission in this regard was hardly an over-sight on
the part of the Charlottetown
Agreement's authors and their
advisors. It was, by all counts, a
deliberate act, in the tradition of
Canadian politics since Confederation: making sure that the
people's understanding of democracy does not go beyond electoral
politics, interest-group lobbying,
and patronage appointment.
Accordingly, the
Charlottetown Agreement is essentially anti-democratic. It is the
product of elitist men who arro
gantly believe in their own infallibility, while at the same time,
maintain that they are not responsible for whatever loss or suffering
the people may experience because
of their improper actions while in
office. In this context, the
Charlottetown Agreement hence
would effectively take our country
back to the days of Charles I of
England or Louis XVI of Prance, in
which the people were forced to
believe that the only way they coul d
hold their rulers accountable was
for them to rise in revolt and then
to chop off their rulers' heads.
It is precisely the conspicuous
absence of any statement stipulating that politicians must be fully
accountable to the people for thier
public actions while in office, and
moreover, that the people themselves have the right and power to
demand that accountability.
(Existing laws governing
criminal conflict of interest and
other misdeeds in office tire
truly cruel .jokes: witness the
outcome of cases such as those
that involved Bill Vander
Zalm, Sinclair Stevens, former
premier Buchanan of Nova
Scotia, the Come-by-Chance
Oil Refinery in Newfoundland, the Elricklin Motor
Worksin New Brunswick, and
the sale of ttie Expo site in
Vancouver.)
Clearly, the
Charlottetown Agreement is
unacceptable. Despite some
good points which it dees
contain, onfoalanceitreallyis
a part of the problem itself,
masquerading as the
problem's solution.
Therefore, Canadians
should give a resounding No
to the Charlottetown Agreement, and vote accordingly in
the referendum.
Is the deal fair? You decide.
by David Black
On October 26, Canadians will
have a choice. They can either vote
Yen to the Charlottetown Ajccord
andhavethe constitution amended
accordingly, or they can vote No,
and keep the status quo. We must
choose between one of these two
paths, this referendum does not
allow for any other choice.
On the matter of Senate reform
we can vote Yes and get an Effective, Equal andElectedSenate that
will be able to take the concerns of
British Columbia to Ottawa. British Columbia will, for a change,
have the same number of senators
as Quebec and Ontario, and for the
first time, the West will have more
senators than Central Canada. This
Senate will be equal to the House of
Commons in all respects except
budgetary matters and natural
resource taxation bills- something
even Preston Manning agreesupon.
A new Senate will be able to initiate
its own laws and have an absolute
veto over natural resource tax bills,
and the Commons will have complete control over fiscal bills (the
Budget).
With a No vote we get the same
old Senate. The senators are
unelected, completely ineffective
(how many BC senators can you
name) and extremely unequal, BC
has six senators while both Quebec
and Ontario haw 24 each. The
current senators will continue to
col lect their large salaries until the
age of 75 at which time they will be
replaced with new patronage appointments.
If you vote Yes to the
Charlottetown Accord, Canada will
also be recognized as a social and
economic union that will help to
bring Canadians closer together.
Medicare will be protected in our
constitutionfor all Canadians. The
right to education is included for
the first time, both secondary and
post-secondary. Collective bargaining rights are listed as an
important part of our Canadian
heritage. Most importantly, environmental protectionisrecognized
as a priority for all Canadians.
The economic union also
commits Canada to the goal of full
employment, a strong Canadian
economy, and ensuring that all
Canadians have a reasonable
standard ofliving. These would all
be new ptixts of our constitution.
If Canada votes Yes, Quebec
will rejoin the rest of Canada as an
equal partner in the constitution
with the recognition of its distinct
society within Canada. Quebecers
will be proud to be Canadian again.
In exchange, the rest of Canada
will only have to guarantee Quebec
25% of the seats in the Commons,
alevel which is representative now,
and in the best forecasts of the
demographers, will continue to be
representative into the foreseeable
future and beyond.
A No vote will be interpreted
in Quebec, rightly or wrongly, as a
rebuff from the restof Canada and
will broaden the support for separation.
Some people have said that
because ofthe new amending formula that the Charlottetown Accord will be cast in stone. This is a
complete fallacy. The only parts of
the constitution that will require
unanimity will tie the Triple-E
Senate, the Supreme Court, and
the House of Commons. All other
parts of the constitution will be
amendable as they aire now.
Finally, andmostimportantly
to rne, a vote for Yes on Monday,
October26 will be a Yes to Aboriginal self-government. The First
Nations peoples of Canada have
the inherent right of self-government, as do all peoples. It is time
that Canada recognized this right.
The concerns of the Native
Women's Association are vali d, but
the problems ofsexism andviolence
against women cannot be addressed in a constitution alone.
These problems also occur in Canadian society as a whole, and no
one suggests that white Canadians
should not; have the right to self-
government. Violence and sexism
can only be solved through political, social and legal will.
With this accord the rights of
First Nations women will be protected in three different sections.
The courts have mandated that
First Nations women must be given
an equal iseat when the self-government is to be negotiated. A No
vote on October 26 will not protect
First Nations women from sexism
or miale violence, nor will it guarantee them a place at the table in
future negotiations, only political
will can accomplish these goals. A
No vote will however, perpetuate
the Indian Act and the interfer-
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government, and block the attempts of IPirst Nations peoples
from participation in society as full,
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THE UBYSSEY/5 1
Ballet Season
Opens With
Entertaining
Potpourri
by Jens Knitii and Rachana Raizada
: season's Dance
Ballet BC
Alive Series wit
Ballets Canadiens from Montreal.
The programme offered quite
Dance Alive Series
Les grands Ballets i
■ASSICAI. AND MODERN, HANGING FROM *
, Oct 8-10
CHOREOGRAPHED IN 1991 BY Se.YITI.E-BORX MaHK
Morris to Haydn's Surprise Symphony No.94
in G Major. Inspite of an earnest effort by
the dancers this much-heralded dance was
something of a disappointment, greeted by
hesitant and polite applause.
Perhaps Morris was too shallow,
perhaps his subtlety was unappreciated. tlle
fuuiboyant and whimsical molihis, once an
enfant terrible on the dance scene, is now
beixg taken' very seriously by the international ballet circuit. tllougii honestly.
SEEING PaUKEN'SCHLVG, It's AWFULLY DIFFICULT
to understand why.
Certainly, the .man is capable of
innovation: his asexually costumed dancers;
an intriguing blend of athleticism and
daintiness (especially apparent in the
fluttering hand motions of tlle men); and the
ABILITY TO BRING
i SOCIAL JOY OF FOLK
dancing to an otherwise self-absorbed stage.
Yes, these things are different. Morris
musi' be fun to dance to...but he seems to
FORGET THAT SOMEONE IS WATCHING. It's IRONIC
that after this avaxtgardistk' appetizer
which sc) delights in poking fun at ci.assical
ballet, the grant) pas de deux from do.x
Quixote met with ax instant and exuberant
audience reaction.
TllE MAGNETISM AND ROMANCE OF MaKIL'S
Hua Zhao, that
performance of
Mix Taxc; and Mix
lO GAVE A SUPERB
1iiey were elegant and effortless, full
of sensuality and energy. mlx t.\xg was
especially stunning as the seemingly
innocent, yet playful and flirtatious kltri.
The stark complexity of George
Bau\xchink's Agon came as something of a
shock aitertiie radiance and warm passion of
Don Quixote. Choreographed in 1957 in
collusoratiox with Igor Stravinsky, it
features groups of men and women dancing
alternately in groups of threes or fours,
concluding with an intricate pas de deux.
Tins once iconoclastic piece is still impressive IX TllE STRENGTH AND GRACE WITH WHK II IT
CHALLENGES ITS DANCERS, AND THE GBC TROUPE
ROSE TO TDK OCCASION.
The emphasis is on symmetry and form,
with strong fluid .motion from one stylized
pose to another—a human kaleidoscope i.x
hi.\ck and white. tlle movements ark uniquely
Bauvnchine from the heel-toe steps to the
WIGGLING mi's. TllE DISCORDANT TENSION TllE
Stravinsky score brings to this piece was
given maximal effect by the gbc orchestra.
Tiie Green Table by German choreographer Kurt Joos brought the evening to a
sombre close. tlhs is a danse macabre in
eight scenes which are woven together by
the omnipresent figure of death.
a powerfully intense ant) theatrical
ballet, it revolves around the destructive
power of war, seen to be created by tlle
enormous egos of politicians far removed
from its consequences.
Created in 1932, its political message is
as relevant today as it was then. tlle dance
starts as the old and grotesque men in
Black convene around the Green Table.
Under their machinations, we see men
turning into zombies, impotent mkchanic.ll.
instruments of ax incessant war machinf.
Deaf to the pleas of their wives, mothers and
lovers, they goosestep helplessly and
knowingly into tlle clutches of death: an"
evil character which kept creeping out of
the darkness.
Kevin Irving was fascinating as -this
muscui.ah and demonic portent of doom. tlle
dance ends as the men i.x black reconvene
around their glieen table oblivious to, ant)
UNCARING OF THE WORLD AROUND THEM. As TllE
CURTAINS ARE DRAWN, THEIR MASKS ARE LEFT ON
THE TABLE, SUGGESTING MAYBE THAT THOUGH
THEY ARK NOT IMMORTAL, THERE WILL ALWAYS HE
OTHERS TO TAKE 'THEIR PLACE.
byDonFohan
Desperate measures in
desperate times. good peelings
are few and far between in
these days op constitutional
debates, ref8kknda, recession,
poverty, unemployment and the
three stooges on the road to
Washington. Drugs and booze
can't even kill the pain op daily
existence, but maybe a trip to
the annual Vancouver Film
fe8t is just the right prescripTION.
Vancouver International Film
!;fest y.
: Helen's ♦ Puzzled
UBC Film Productions
"You wouldn't know A
GOOD PEELING IP IT CAME UP TO
YOU AND BIT YOU ON THE ASS,"
YELLS THE DOWN-AND-OUT LOSER
TO HIS HOPELESS! BUDDY IN SHAUN
Cathcakt's UBC film production op "Helen's."
the only warm sweet
stirrings in ups are the copious
amounts or cream and sugar
dissolving in their greasy-
8poon coffee cups. the two
smau.-time hoods discover
treasure in thib trash and
scheme to hit the jackpot.
Lauren Davis and Keri  '
Young also had the opportunity to exhibit their work in
"pujzled." a guy on a date must
pass the rite of initiation—
complete a cryptogram on a
cer-iain area op his intended's
anatomy. Congratulations to
UBC film department under
the eye op Ray Hall for some
exciting young expressions on
celluloid.
Impolite
The local film scene can
al80 be proud l*or the work op
TRUTH
BEHIND
THE
FICTION
by Hannah Landkcker
If you like guns, cop-
bashing, BLOOD, SHOUTING,
AND TORTURE SCENES, YOu'l.l.
love this .movie.
You'll recognize the
plot—five bad guys fumble
diamond robbery, suspect
EA<j*ll OTHER, SWEAR AT EACH
otjier, and shoot each
other. You'll recognize the
Cll|u<ACTKRS—jBAD GUYS WITH
good hearts, and bad guys
with bad iikakts.
You'll even recognize
the jokes—c*j'nicai. humour
under incredible duress.
Where ei.se i*jo people come
UP WITH SXAI'l-Y ONE-LINERS
WHILE CRAWLING IN A POOL OF
THEIR OWN BLOOD?
FILM
Vancouver Fjlm Festival.
Reservoir Dcjgs
Din ected by Julian
Takentino
USA
DiREiToj* Julian
TaPKNTINO IIA^J ATTEMPTED TO
r a sophisticated edge on
tiiIc typical aJ-med-roijbery-
gone-wkong AllOVIK with a
SPIRAL NARRATIVE. It TAKES
THE AUDIENCE iCIRCI.ING IN AND
OUT OF TllE PRESENT (A
WAREHOUSE HliDKOUT AFTER
THE ROBBERY 4AS BEEN'
BUNGLED), Till') RECENT PAST
AFTER TIIE HOIjBERY), AND THE
.MORE DISTANT jl'AST (THE
COMING TOGE'l'jlER OF TllE
ROBBERS AND **fllE I'lANXING OF
•rn*}: hit).
The camera work is
also sophisticated, showing
ANGLES ON Tlllf SCENE WHILE
THE ACTION' IS HAPPENING JUST
' OF VIEW. FOR EXAMPLE, AN
EMiTY CORNER; OH* THE
David Hauka and Raymond *
Massey.
the resplendent rldge
Theatre (now Vancouver's
largest cinema with the tragic
losses of the stanley and
Vogue) was the venue for the
premiere of "Impolite. ."
Culture minister
Darlene Marzari spoke op the
newly established bc film
pund to help nurture our
home-grown talent.
"Impoute" TAKES POT-SHOTS
AT censorship, local press and
media, Japanese development,
Granville Island, and
Whistler. The characters in
the ftlm-noih comedy bing the
praises op Shaptsbury Cream
Ale, but can't find a parking
spot downtown.
Solid performances from
Robert Wbden as the fallen
obn'uary writer, as well as
prom Stuart Margolin,
Christopher Plummer, and
Kevin McNulty.
Home Movies
Less successful is "Home
Movies," a film wrraiN a film
directed by Fred Frame.
Despite strong performances from Ian Tracey and
John Pyper-Ferguson,
confusion reigns as the actors
play characters playing
different characters in an
UNPRODUCED detective
thriller. Every cinematic
convention is broken («ole
switching, acknowledging the
camera), making it difficult
for the audience to know on
what level of truth the action
is based. Expect a brighter
PICTURE FOR LOCAL FILM
PRODUCTION IN THE FUTURE.
.FILM FE
; Highway Patrolman
In "Highway Patrolman,"
Alex Cox (Repo-Man, Sid and
NikNCY) paints a beautifully
BLEAK VIEW OP THE COMING OF
Well mannerel>
"Impolite" suffers
identity crisis
by Morgan Maenijng
A MOVIE is not a sampler OR A
PATCHWORK QUILT; SOMETHING TO BE KEPT
IN MIND BY ImPOUTE's DIRECTOR DaVUi
Hauka and producer Raymond Maseley.
This film suffers from a chronic
debilitating disease called schizoPHRENIC Genre Confusion.
FILM
Impolite
Vancouver International Film
Festival
Actor Robert Wisden is suitably
sumy as Jack Yates, a wash ed-out,
WAREHOUSE THAT ECHOES WITH 'THE
SCREAMS OF PAIX COMING FROM OFF-
CAMERA ANGLES ARE ONE THING. A STORY
FULL OF VIOLENCE AND MALICE WITH NO
REDEEMING MEANING IS ANOTHER. WllAT
IS THE POINT IN INVITING HUNDREDS OF
PEOPLE TO PAY TO SIT THROUGH 110
MINUTES OF BLOODSHED? TllE BAD GUYS
WEREN'T INTERESTING—NOT ENOUGH OF
'THEIR MOTIVATIONS WERE ELUCIDATED FOR
We all understand greed, and
TllE 'THIEVES ARE AFTER MONEY. BlT
WllAT MADE THE PSYCHO THIEF SO
psycho? He dancks around to a song
ON THE radio and cuts tiie ear off a
HOSTAGE POLICE OFFICER. He THEN*
SHOUTS HELLO INTO THE EAR. TllE
What makes the bad guys with a good
HEART SO NICK? WllERK DOES THE
LOYALTY between tiie tiIieves come
from? What made the thief who turns
out to be an undercover risk his own-
life? Without that kind of substance,
tHe violence is simply gratuitous.
Perhaps -this is what makes it
hard to simply pass off reservoir
Dogs as a bad movik and forget about
it. With the willing suspension of
disbelief, there is always tiie
CONCURRENT KNOWLEDGE 'THAT It's JUST A
movie. You're involved in tiik story
it's not 'true. you can gkt up axi)
leave at anytime.
Unfortunately, the line betwkk
fictions and truth isn't so simple.
Sure, the characters and situations
aren't real; but the spirit behind
THEM IS.
Maybe it's supposed to be
shocking the audience into a
realization of the brutality of the
world of crime. or of tiie world in
general. however, with flat
characters and a totally unoriginal
alchohouc obituary writer who
goes on a quest for a hot story
when half of a blood-stainid
diary drop8 onto his desk.
After that, the plot gets
MURKY.
While Impoute starts out
as a mystery, it metamorphoses
through many more tempcr/jiy
genres. Thankfully, this fh.m is
propelled forward by its
performances and comedy
sequences.
Screenwriter Michael
McKinley is to be both
congratulated for his amusing
dialogue, and harshly punished
for not asking himself this
basic screenwriting 101
queotion. "Does the scrifi*
8ucceed in its genre?"
Unfortunately, the
reason this film doesn't
succeed in its genre is because
IT doesn't KNOW WHAT genre it's
in. From one scene to anoti ier
the genre changes from comedy
to drama to thriller.
In order for an attemft at
genre splicing to be successful, all these elements must be
woven together with a common-
THREAD. While there are many
smoothly directed 8cene8, the
editing lacks rhythm and tl ie
film as a whole lacks cohesion.
Sometimes the dialogue
gets stilted, and strance
characters jump out of
nowhere without rhyme, reitson
or motivation.
In spite of Impoute's
identity crisis, this fhjd
contains many good performances by lead and supporting
actors, including cameos by
Christopher Plummek and
Stuart Margolin. Actor
Jarrick Jang, shoplifts every
scene as an endearing chinese
pathologist. (...i think he
should get his own movie....)
Mixing film genres is a
deucate and precarious art.
While it has been attempted by
many, few have been successful. Undoubtedly, more will
follow and attempt to find the
precarious balance.
plot line, 'the unmitigated
graphic savagery shocks! o <ly
tiie stupidity of propagatl*™'-
1mages of violence withql
exploration* oe their causi.
That stupidity, unfoitu-
', IS A TRUTH IN OUR
Y—FROM WHICH YOU (IAN't
6/THE UBYSSEY
October 23,1992 St wrap-up
age and loss op innocence of
an idealistic young man.
Roias (Roberto Sosa)
patrols ths highways along
the Mexican border where the
only straight thing ib ths
BARBEL OT A GUN. •'
It is a world op corruption AND DESPAIR WHERE THE
DESEBT BTONES BLEED AND EVEN
THE VULTURES ARE LONELY.
Money ds everything and
RoJAS MUST LEARN TO PLAY DIRTY
£\
m
O-^
OR BE DESTROYED. He WANTS TO
be Charles Bronson^Cunt
Eastwood and clean up the
country, but there are no
moke heroes in this world.
rojas learns th£ golden
rule at the; police academy:
"ThSYVe ALWAYS BROKEN THE
LAW"—GUILTY TIL PROVBN GU1UTY.
A totdl
blast,
indeed
by Steve Chow i
With a lower body count
i i
AND GREATER SATISFACTION THAN
Swordsman II, Savioh,ofthk l
Soli. opensIwitii a villain— I
Silver Fox-i—a bi.ack-()i.ad '
BYRONir fig!ure with sIlver
TINTED HAIR AND A HEART OF
l).\RKNESS, STANDING ON A CI.
! BEAMING WITH PASSION',
VANCOUVER INTERNA-    '
TIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Savior of the Soli,    i
DIRECTED BY Yl'EN KwaI AND
David Lai   i j
Hong Kong' | !
Immediately following is!
a wholly dhtvasting assault on
a prison camp to rescue his old
vehemence that arnold would
cringe at, Silver Fox ?ets a i
world si'eeii record inltiie
slm.'giitkr c e some thirty '
armed guar )s with his! deadly ';
sword, bulletproof cijoak and;
PRETKHNATUliiAI. MARTIAlj. ARTS      j
SKILLS. j i
Just before the mentor i£
REDUCED TO HUMAN STujv IN ;
RITUAL SUICI !)K, SlLVKR FoX IS
INSTRUCTED TO SEEK REVENGE
< I    i
AGAINST THE  CITY SOLDIER  WHO
TOOK HIS MASTER'S FREEDOM AND
EYESIGHT BY KILLING HER IN THE .
MOST DISGUSTING AND pAlXFUL
MANNER I'OSSplBI.E. !
POINT, THE CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT I.S BY NO MEANS AS |
EXTENSIVE AND CAlTIV.-YlflXG AS,   '
SAY, Nastas;>ia KlNSKI in Tess
OF THE D'Uli SEHVII.LES, liLT THE
PERSONAGES IN THIS KI1.JJI ARE OF'A
LESS PROFAX C NATURE TtjIAX           !
WOULD BE iqi'KI
ANOTHER ESSENTIALLY KtlVhAUO >
Chow has Ninth
Dream of Sword
Pagoda at Film Fest
by Steve Chow
Enter a dimension where
plying heros and heroines
combat malevolent evil with
supernatural fighting skills
and hand-held instruments op
death and destruction.
Enter Hong Kong martial
arts cinema.
Jean-Claude Van Damme?
Steven Segal? Chuck Norris?
Brandon Lee?
Come on, get crucial.
These wimps and their waste op
celluloid have nothing on the
performance and spectacle
prom Hong Kong.
These films adapt the
entire genre op the chinese
kung-pu action comic, combining the exotic, mythic
proportions op pables op
Chinese swordsmen and
swordswomen with championSHIP Edition Street Fighter n.
You want killer action
with incredible pace? You WANT
witty dialogue? You want myth
and marvel? Picture Bruce Lee
and Superman on a high-
metabolic DIET OP REVENGE,
HYFERAcnvrnr and ultra-
Mak is inherently evil. The
license plates say sin mex,
although this story could
havk been bet in la, london or
Vancouver. Cox is the Paul
Simon/David Byrne op
CEUULOID, EXPLORING LATIN
RHYTHMS WITH AN ENGLISH BEAT.
His not-so-oteady-cam in
THE TEQUILA BAR AND BRUTALLY
HELLISH HIGHWAY SHOTS DRIVE
HOME HIS VISION OP UNIVERSAL
WASTELAND. THERE IS NO HOPE,
NO LOVE, AND AS SlC VlClOUB
would say "no putubk por you."
The Sentinel
In The Sentinel, Arnaud
Desplechin takes ub on a dark
journey wtth a young porensic
student caught dt a web op
Post Cold Wax espionage.
Mathias is part Hamlet,
TWO SOAP-OPERA FLYV0UHED
I.OVi:-STORIES DEVELOP AMIDST
THE HIGH-SPEED ANTICS: ONE OF
SISTER OF MURDERED WHITE-
SUITED SUI ClIKL'N HAS FOR
ClIIXG, THE "MODERN-DAY
Ro.Y EC)" IN DAPPER BI.ACK SUIT
ONE MINUTE, A GRITTY HERO IN
ARM t BOOTS AND A TANKTOP THE
AND SUI CllEL'X's FORMER
FIANCE—THE OXE BEIXG HUNTED
by Silver Fox.
i.x the pursuit many
memorable scenes are pi.aye1)
out; Silver Fox's brooding
INTRODUCTION, ClIINo's UNINTENTIONAL WOOING AND PAlXFUL
BEGGING OF THE MaDAM OF PETS,
THE HERO AND IIEROIXE's
Wll.l INGXESS TO DIE TOGETHER IX
TRUE LOVE, ALL THE FIGHT
SCENES—BUT ESPECIALLY THE
CMS ACTIC FIXAI. BATI'I.E BETWEEN'
THE LOVERS AND THE REVENGER
(ClIfCK OUT THE FUNKY WEAPON!''') THE CLICHE HAI'PY-KVEH-
AFT1 H ENDING. AND THE SATUH-
NINI   IMAGERY .THROUGHOUT THE
this? Yes.
Directors Kwai cast an
evocative shape made exact by
cinematography that has never
production. There are pictures
INFI U'ENCE.
SENSUALITi
OF VARIOUS COMMEH-
ciaiJs(thk new Coco Chanel,
Cal /in Klein's Obessiox axd a
pair of jeans come to mind with
the shadows of rem'.s "losing
My Religion" video, adding to
the dimension -after-tomorrow
wheukthe plot unfolds),
of course, the fight
sce> es ix this l'ost-modkhm
fairytale mik imaginative, fast
flowing and unreal, axd ix this
casi., immensely appealing
witi out the gore—real treats
for film-goers hooked on-
fantastic speed and motion,
but sick of muscle bound
braiv-dead iie-mex gunning
Bai-ancing ON THE LIP OF
the corny and melodramatic,
esphcially with some of the
soundtrack, the film rema1xs
won' )erfui.ly entertaining
throughout.
By the way, the popcorn
att ie Pacific Cinematheque is
quite possible the most
disgusting thing to emerge
violence—you got the right
ones, baby!
Corruption is at its apex
in the Ming dynasty, with
various Chinese tribes vying
por (political and social power,
the most power hungry being
the Highlanders clan, led by
the tyrannical fong.
Having stolen his power
and imprisoned wu, the former
head op the tribe, fong seeks
to control china by raising
the Highlander name above all
others, and using the japanese
and Koreans as pawns and
distractions in hi8 domination.
VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Swordsman II
DIRECTED BY CHING SlU-TuNG
Hong Kong
to ensure that he can
part Richard HI, holding the
MYSTERIOUS SHRUNKEN HEAD, NOT
knowing whether to dissect it
OR BURY it. He desperately
wants to do the right thing,
but is trapped between his
idealism and ths brutal
reality op survival.
Emnmanuel Salinger
POBTRAY8 MaTHIAS IN A
beautifully understated
performance. a cross between
Tim Curry and the Black
Adder, Salinger (who co-
- wrote the script) 8p0ke briefly
at the screening.
"we were broke and
depressed. so we made a film.*
he confessed in his broken
English, "We're still broke
and depressed, dot at least we
have the film."
Made on a shoestring r
budget in 3 months, the
Sentinel was a hit at Cannes
and is recommended por pans
OP THE macabre.
IP5 Ihe Island op the
Pachyderms
Certainly ths kighught
op this movie marathon was
the new release by Jean-
Jaques Beineix'8 IP5: The
Island op Pachyderms.
The man who created
"Diva", "Betty Blub" and
"Moon In The Gun-Erf* brings
together elements prom those
masterpieces and wraps them
in a world op universal
discovery.
A young GBAprrn artist
and his rappo** 11-year old
sidekick get beaten by
skinheads and hit the road to
Toulouse in a van pujx op
garden gnomes. stealing and
scamming along the way, they
meet a mystical old man on a
romantic quest.
. Yves Montand in his final
performance 18 simply
incredible, as are olivier
Martinez and Sekkou Sau as
the modern day mispits.
Director Beineixhas
POUND THE PINE LINE BETWEEN
STYLE AND SUBSTANCE, NEVER
SACRIFICING ONE POR THE OTHER
BUT CELEBRATING BOTH SIMULTANEOUSLY.
Go SEE THIS FILM.
On THE BIG SCREEN.
It'll hit you in places
that you forgot you had. and
Thai's a damn good peeling.
personally lambaste any pools
who would dare to stand in his
way, fong learns the supreme
art op ths Sacred Scrolls to
transform himself into the
Master of Asia, the world's
deadliest martial artist.
but the techniques also
slowly transform him into a
WOMAN.
all is bleak, until...on the
way to ox mountain to turn
away from the diseased mind
and mechanization op humankind, hard-drinking and
incredibly proficient swords-
man Ling and his merry band of
kung-fu brothers and one
sister are reluctantly thrown
into the political power-play.
of course, what a great
excuse-to bruise, grind, mash
and smear the unpleasant
people of the world!
LlNG, IN LOVE WITH Wu*8
daughter since swordsman i,
frees the usurped leader from
the tortuous grip op asia and
helps restore his position.
However, in doing so he
becomes responsible for
reinstating a tyrant worse
than the transsexual asia, who
dies emotionally torn between
her former female lover and
the philosophical llng.
as the twisting plotunes
go on—prom one love triangle
to the next, from despotism to
the insurrection—dozens of
exploding bodies utter ths
screen, deuciously seasoned
with dazzling swordplay
flaunted by flying kung-fu
fighters, the frequent spray of
blood, and the occasional
funny exhibit.
yet, believe it ob not,
beneath the breathtaking,
wanton "hck-your-butr"
performance is a splendidly
ironic existential quest.
Gun
fetishism runs
rampant in
bodyhammer
byE. Gdippitii
Tetsuo II: Bodyiiam-
MER IS A WARPED, CARTOOXISH
FILM ABC LT OBSESSION WITH
DESTRUCTION.
Til •: convoluted story
INVOLVES A MILD-MANNERED
Cl.AHKj h K.NT-TYPE WHO,
TRYING TO UNRAVEL HIS
KIOUS PAST, FINDS
HIMSELF IX A WEIRD PSYCHIC
EXI'EHIM "NT THAT MAKES
MEN'S IDISIHE TO KILL CHANCE
THEM LICE THE HULK INTO
OBSCENE-LOOKING, SUPER-
FILM
Tetsuo [I: Bodyhammeh
Vancouver Film Festival
sprout out of arms and
CHESTS .'.XI) WE KEEP FI.ASIIIXG
BACK TO STRANGE SCENES OK
ARMIES C K BIG MUSCLE-MEN
LIFTINg CHUNKS OF METAL IN A
FOUNDRY.
Til C FILM'S FIXATION
WITH .ML* 'CUES AND GUNS IS
MOST Al.iRMING I.X OXE
PORNOGRAPHIC SCENE, WHERE
THE MAIN CHARACTER AS A
CHILD W< TCI IKS WITH HIS
BROTHER AS THEIR GUN-
OBSESSED MAD-SCIENTIST
FATHER ..CCIDENTAI.I.Y SHOOTS
THEIR MOTHER DURING SEX
INVOLVING A HANDGUN*.
Til •: BOY, HAVING A GUN
FUSED TO HIS BODY FRO.M ONE
of ins Father's strange
EXI'EHIM "NTS, GOES BERSERK,
-MAKES IIS HANI) INTO A GUN,
AND SHO )TS BOTH PARENTS
OVER AN ) OVER.
Til CHE ARE SOME REALLY
FUNNY I'.VHTS, SOME FARFETCHED JUMPS I.X LOGIC
(UNLESS ['.M MISSING
INTERI'lS'l ING EFFECTS AND
GENEHAIJl.Y CREEPY
In between all the
revenge and murders (and
after all the revenge for
murders) what does the
quintessential kung-fu hero
Ling do in his precious free
time?       Naturally, he
broods on the violence and
utter lack of virtue in
humanity, the dissolution of
political and social values in
desolate world while trying to
meet his "spiritual duty" by
exploding, pummelling and
slashing tme world's ethically
challenged.
The world is not a very
pleasant place, the characters
keep telling us with such
mussing as, There is no
justice. Power defines truth."
Call me jaded, but Fve
seen all this before in various
Hong Kong incarnations—
everything from the disillusioned alcoholic swordsman to
ths bursting, bleeding torsos
to the mystic martial powers.
WhILS THE SUBJECT OP
TRANSSEXUAL LOVE IN A VIOLENT
WORLD 18 FASCINATING, THE
INCREDIBLE PACE OF THE MOVIE
DOES NOT ALLOW FOR THIS
DEVELOPMENT—THE TRAGIC
VILLAIN IS WLLED, AND THE
MOVIE-GOEIt LOOKS FORWARD TO
Swordsman HI.
Although Swordsman H
does not expand upon the
"Chinese Ghost Story" genre,
the choreographed action is
top-notch, fueled by a frantic
ENERGY OVERLOAD. It's 8TILL ONE
OF THE BEST BOATLOADS OP FUN
TO BE HAD TOR A FISTFUL OF
dollars. Op curious note: OR
some unknown reason, this
film (which incorporates
Cantonese, Mandarin and some
Japanese) has the vocal
quality of a poor up-6ync,
reminiscent op overdubbed
Bruce Lee classics, only in
Chinese. Go figure.
Incidentally, the popcorn
AT THE HoliYWOOD THEATRE
GUARANTEES A LESS THAN
PLEASING BATING EXPERIENCE.
October 23,1992
THE UBYSSEY/7 r~%
-«tr
THE NEW CONSTITUTIONAL AGREEMENT
THE
HIGHLIGHTS
A Social
Economic Union
Over the past two years, federal, provincial, territorial and Aboriginal
leaders have consulted with thousands of Canadians and concerned groups from
coast to coast. These consultations included Royal Commissions, participatory
conferences, parliamentary hearings, and hearings in the provinces and territories held by provincial and territorial legislatures.
Federal, provincial, territorial and Aboriginal
leaders have agreed unanimously on August 28,
1992 in Charlottetown on a package of constitutional proposals that recognizes the equality of
all Canadians and represents all of our interests.
The agreement is now before Canadians.
The agreement proposes that the new
Constitution would contain a statement of key economic and social objectives
shared by allot the governments in the federation. The objectives include
comprehensive, universal, portable, accessible and publicly administered health
care, adequate social services and benefits, high quality primary and secondary
education and reasonable access to post-secondary education, collective bargaining rights and a commitment to protecting
the environment. The economic policy objectives to be entrenched would be aimed at
strengthening the Canadian economic union;
the free movement of persons, goods, services,
and capital; ensuring full employment and a
reasonable standard of living for all Canadians;
ensuring sustainable and equitable development.
Exclusive provincial jurisdiction would be recognized in the areas of
forestry, mining, tourism, housing, recreation, municipal affairs, cultural matters
within the province, and labour market development and training. In addition,
to ensure the two levels of government work in
harmony, the government of Canada commits to
negotiating agreements with the provinces in areas
such as immigration, regional development and
telecommunications. Federal-provincial agreements on any subject could be protected by the
Constitution from unilateral change.
The new Canadian Constitution would
recognize the distinct nature of Quebec, based on its French language, unique
culture and civil law tradition.
Parliamentary
Reform
Avoiding
Overlap and
Duplication
Distinct
Society
In the reformed Parliament, the Senate would reflect the equality of the
provinces while the House of Commons would be based more on the principle of
representation by population. As well, various
provinces would be assured a minimum amount
of seats in the House of Commons.
The proposed Senate would be made
up of six elected senators from each province
and one from each territory. Additional seats
would provide representation for Aboriginal
peoples. The reformed Senate's powers should
significantly increase the role of the elected Senators in the policy process.
The proposals recognize that Aboriginal peoples have an inherent
right to self-government and that the Constitution should enable them to
develop self-government arrangements and to take their place in the Canadian
federation. The proposals recognize Aboriginal governments as one of the
three constitutionally recognized orders of government in Canada. In addition,
the proposals provide for a negotiation process between Aboriginal leaders and
provincial and federal governments to put this right into effect. The recognition
of the inherent right would not create any new
rights to land, nor dilute existing treaty rights.
Now that Canada's federal, provincial,
territorial and Aboriginal leaders have reached
a consensus, it is the right of all Canadians to
understand the new proposals. Call the toll-free
number below to receive an easy-to-read
booklet on the new constitutional agreement
or a complete text.
It's your right to know what the constitutional proposals say, before
voting on October 26.
FOR INFORMATION CALL:
1-800-561-1188
Aboriginal
Government
IK
Deaf or hearing impaired:
1-800-465-7735 (tty/tddi
Canada
8/THE UBYSSEY
October 23,1992 Superho awaiting the pig-free zone
This is a lesbian whore's
text. Girlfriends: drop
Roxana and throw Fanny Hill
out the window. I am Superho
and I will give you the truth. Let
me tell you all about it.
author's name withheld
I had always wanted to whore
and I decided to do it. First I got a
friend to pimp for me, that is, she
agreed to sit in my living room
while I turned tricks in the bedroom. I had decided to work
Broadway Just because it was close
to my place and I had seen women
there.
I had some trouble dressing
and making up at first. My pimp
(that butch) couldn't help me, but
soon I affected a sort of disguise. I
walked to Broadway. I noted the
shifts in popular energy. I put my
thumb out; cars pulled up.
I learned the whore's first lesson: what a date is. A date is a man
who supports the commodification
and violent oppression of women;
in other words, any man who pays
a prostitute (or watches a stripper,
or reads pornography). All dates
by definition are base, perverted,
violent, shallow, and hypocritical.
On Broadway, the men were
very willing to waste my time. Terrified of cops, I would jump into
cars right away, only to find the
men had no money, were not looking, or wanted to pretend I was an
extraordinarily well made-up
hitch-hiker.
After some trouble, I got a
trick, got him into my apartment,
turned him and got him out.
Throughout my first date, I felt
mostly astonishment. I was astonished when the date coughed the
money, I was astonished when I
took my clothes off, I was astonished when I felt the trick's body
heat, but most of all I was astonished when the trick came.
"Men are fucked," I crowed to
my pimp as I paid her off.
After my first date I went
walkingin a kind of ecstatic trance.
I felt very turned on as I remembered the heat from the trick's
groin, and when I thought of the
money I now had, I positively
trembled with excitement. The
events of the date now seemed
very ephemeral. I wondered if the
money would still be in the apartment when I returned.
I dropped my pimp quite soon
and turned tricks on Broadway at
a frantic rate. Broadway is a wide
street:    I    ran
around and
around its blocks
all night.
One night I
opened a van's
door and a cruiser
pulled up behind,
lights and siren on.
I slammed the
van's door and
kept walking. The
trick's van went
past, and the pigs were on me. I
walked and they followed for sixteen blocks. Finally I lost my temper. I approached the cruiser and
knocked on the window, which was
slowly lowered. Skinny stared from
the wheel; Fatty stared from the
passenger seat.
"Quit working Broadway,
lady," said Skinny.
It was my second lesson: there
are enough pigs in enough pig cars
to follow lone hookers around for
forty minutes at a time, or in other
words, the state pays big money to
keep hookers down.
I kept working Broadway and
was eventually "caught" again. The
pig called in the pro pigs, amongst
them Skinny. The cops and I exchanged some lies, arguments, and
threats.
Suddenly Skinny said, "Look,
go down to Quebec and Fourth. We
let the girls work there."
So I walked to Quebec and
Fourth. I found women crowded
onto a few strictly designated
blocks, cruisers carpeting the
streets, and dates and too many
lookers circling. I lured and turned
tricks with no problems I couldn't
solve.
My modus operandi was to
watch the other women carefully,
watch my own ass even more carefully, and stay modest.
I attracted attention. Four
glam rocker male pimps in a cheap
car stopped, threatened me some,
and asked me who I was working
with.
"Haven't you heard? This is a
pimp free zone," I told them. I
reached into the car to tweak their
cheesy leather caps. They buckled
with rage.
"YouVe crazy, bitch," they tol d
me, drove around the block and
returned.
"Hastings is a pimp free zone,"
they then told me. "You should
work there."
"Is that right," I responded.
They drove around the block
yet again. Then they told me they'd
"get someone" to kill me if I didn't
get off "their" corner. Finally two
came out ofthe car at me. I sauntered across the street like I wanted
to anyway.
These losers were the most
effectual pimps I was to meet. Others contented themselves with
yelling, cataloguing or critiquing
my clothes, and calling me names.
I would snarl and curl my fist at
them. No pimp at Quebec and
Fourth ever touched me or even
significantly affected my work.
One night I blithely climbed
into an undercover pig car and was
completely astonished when we
were stopped by the other car on
his team and I was busted.
"But you pigs told me I could
work on that strip," I protested. A
_. •   i   ,   T i    sense of be-
One night I opened
a van's door and a
cruiser pulled up
behind, lights and
siren on. I slammed
the van's door and
kept walking.
trayal overwhelmed me,
quickly followed by
enormous
self-incriminations because I had
believed what
a pig had told
me.
"Everyone does not hate me,"
the pig answered. He pointed to
his partner, who was hastily approaching the car. "He likes me."
I tipped back my head and
laughed. "Well, what is the
homoerotic subtext?" I asked them.
I became quite despondent
after this bust. I blamed myself; I
felt I had failed to learn a lesson
somewhere. I dreaded the court
appearance.
I went on to learn my lessons
in criminal gender politics. I have
been making money criminally
most of my adult life, but in male
dominated or gender neutral
crimes. I learned that because sex
work is a female dominated crime,
the whore puts up with outrageous
human rights abuses that the pigs
don't dare to pull on male or mixed
gender criminal groups.
I hereby inform the public that
the pigs take multiple photographs
and stats on all the
women they force
intotheir(un)official
red light districts,
without charging
them. Imagine the
outcry if the pigs
tried to pull that on
the tricks, or say,
dealers at Pigeon
Park, or punks on
Robson.
of cocky hysteria. I became proud.
My sex life soared.
I was busted again, despite
my best efforts. This time I refused
to blame myself.
The following night, because
the bust had prevented me making any money, greed or desperation made me ignore my mind's
ringing caution bells and I got into
a car containing two suburb boys
who figured taking a whore for a
ride was a profitable crime. The
driver began listing a series of violent plans concerning me, and I
listened for a few minutes or seconds transfixed. Then I threw
myself out his window. We scuffled
and he landed several blows.
The boys drove off, and the car
behind us called the ambulance
and pigs. I dismissed the ambulance. The pigs hung around. I
stretched myself on the street and
The following night, because the bust
had prevented me making any money,
greed or desperation made me ignore
my mind's ringing caution bells and I
got into a car containing two suburb
boys who figured taking a whore for a
ride was a profitable crime.
The pigs foster a comfortable
paternalistic attitude to the women
they are paid to keep down. They
insist on first names, they ask us
about our feelings and how much
money we make. They frequently
promise to run bad tricks and
pimps in exchange for information.
As time went on I got bolder
and bolder with the tricks. The
depths of their depravity became
known and therefore vulnerable to
me. Men paid me ever larger sums
for ever sillier reasons. Good nights
and easy tricks sent me into a sort
cried. The neighbors gathered and
made a party of it, laughing and
chatting loudly with the pigs.
Eventually I got up, dusted myself
off, and walked home.
That attack set me back, but it
couldnt stop me. When I returned
to the strip, I had my first helpful
talk with one ofthe other women.
She opened the conversation with
several horrible threats and closed
with a warning to raise my prices.
I instantly did so. I began to
make more and faster.
I became healthy and alert.
Every night I had moments of
piercing excitement: I would see
my own red blood suffuse my
corneas, over and over. My heart
beat so fast it; would bring out
strange qualities in me: an air
of gracious condescension^ delusion of giantesque stature,
hyperawareness.
Although I feel now that I
know enough about prostitution to
work efficiently (that is, to avoid
busts, beatings, and rip-offs most
ofthe time), I find it impossible to
state a theory of prostitution. Part
ofthe reason for this is that prostitution is as complex as the gender
oppression of which it is a microcosm. Another part ofthe reason is
that the local realities of sex work
constantly change as women look
for safer and easier ways to make
money and the pigs slowly catch
and come down.
I believe women in their oppressed state invented prostitution. Prostitution
is a way for
women to profit
by their
commodification:
men would prefer
if women
commodified
themselves for
free all the time.
As an initiative of
women, prostitution, like all other
woman identified
activities, must be subverted to
serve the patriarchy, and it is. The
state sets up prostitution to provide safety for 1"ricks and all men,
and to ensure that whores are exposed without support to assaults
and rip-offs.
Girlfriends, Itell you: Fll never
stop, prostituting. Maybe tomorrow fll fuck your father or your
boyfriend. Will you know about it?
One day prostitutes will advance
themselves, and I will too. Girlfriends, will you be ready? Girlfriends, will you know what to
say then?
The pig
took me for a long ride. I chatted at
him from the back seat. "You
motherfucking lying date of a pig,
you deeply closeted mustachioed
pig, doesn'titbotheryourmanhood
to do women like this?"
When the pig let me out, I
walked back to the date/pig car
which had first picked me up and
which had obediently followed the
car I'd been in. I opened the door
and leaned into the pig's sallow
face.
"You know you'll burn in hell,
you ugly coward pig," I said. "And
you know everyone hates you."
SUMMER EMPLOYMENT
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
The Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada (Paprican), in Pointe
Claire, Quebec, and in Vancouver, B.C., offers project-oriented summer
jobs in 1993 to undergraduate students in science* and engineering**,
who are graduating in 1994 or 1995. These jobs will be of particular
value as training for students who are planning careers in research, and
are open to students eligible for Industrial Undergraduate Student
Research Awards from the Natural Science and Engineering Research
Council of Canada (NSERC). For students receiving scholarships, the
Institute wil! supplement these so that total salaries will be commensurate with education level and experience.
Please send your resume along with an NSERC application form (form
202) and a copy of your latest transcripts, before November 27, 1992 to:
Mrs. Sylvie Labossiere
Associate Administrator, Education
PULP AND PAPER RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF CANADA
570 St. John's Blvd.
Pointe Claire, Quebec H9R 3J9
* e.g., Biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, physics.
** e.g., Chemical, mechanical, physics.
N.B. Eligibility conditions are described in pamphlets available in
University departmental offices.
October 23,1992
THE UBYSSEY/9 yes, no, maybe so
The countdown is on to the vote we have been told to wait
for—"the one for the history books" as the ads from the
government's $7 million media campaign informs us.
Is the upcoming referendum really the historical moment we
have been told it is? It's not even a real referendum. It's a
plebiscite; a non-binding opinion poll to legitimize social and
economic agenda that would be implemented without our consent anyway. The constitutional hype and the fake referendum
is just a scam to make us think they really care what we think.
If there is anything which indicates the utter contempt our
national leaders have for its constituents, it is their treatment of
the Native Women's Association of Canada. While 17 hand-
picked representatives negotiated a constitutional deal, NWAC
was refused participation in the process in spite ofthe ruling of
the Federal Appeals Court that this exclusion violated NWAC's
Charter rights.
There is a profound contradiction here. On one hand, we are
told that the referendum is an invitation extended to all Canadians to choose their constitution. On the other, the authors of
the constitutional accord deliberately exclude this one organization which represents 120,000 First Nations women—even to
the extent of getting NWAC's complaints thrown out of court
Is this participatory democracy or its high-fashioned costume?
If our national leaders wanted the people's considered opinion ofthe accord, the final text would have been released in time
for a careful contemplation and discussion ofthe contents. If they
wanted our opinion, there would not be 60 items left to be settled
privately by the first ministers after the plebiscite.
Instead, we have an incomplete draft of the legal text
released to public scrutiny for little more than a week before the
big day.
If the referendum had anything to do with people choosing
between two meaningful options, we wouldn't be continuously
warned ofthe "disastrous effects" of voting No—the rupture of
the country and the decline of our economy. Amidst the absence
of real choice, we are admonished by the leaders: don't forget to
exercise your sacred and inviolable freedom to vote. You, esteemed citizen, should be grateful for living in a democracy.
The $150 million sucked into the constitutional vortex went
into the production of a spectacle: the props, the sound effects,
the imagery, the cast of thousands of "average Canadians"
invited to smile and wave the flag on television ads.
Well, the curtain will rise on Monday, and the final act will
be played out. We will all pretend to be citizens of a free and
democratic society who have the freedom and power to participate in statecraft.
theUbyssey
October 23,1992
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"Help me!" bellowed Sam Green as she hung from the jello tree. But her cries were not answered because
everyone, including Hanah & Don Foran, were absorbed in their own personal commercials. Neither
Sharon Lindores or Philippe Tierney could see the difference. Doug Ferris, Lucho van Isschot & Rick
Hiebert broke into song & dance similar to the uh-huh pepsi women. Eric Silverton & Yukie Kurahashi
were being chased by the duracel bunny which kept going & going & going. Paula Wellings & Denise
Woodley believe energizer is a much better product. Suddenly, Chung Wong & Carol Popkin ran out to the
store that offers everything & a whole lot more. The inquiring minds of Jens Knuth & Siobhan Roantree
pondered "does it have wings?" Meanwhile Frances Foran & Miranda Alldritt became as colorful as
rainbows when they were touched by Kevin the hee hee hee oophs kid. Bob's favorite snack was being
devoured by Ted Young-Ing & his evil alter ego Elaine Griffith. Rachana Raizada, Steve Chan & Steve
Chow were possessed by the Budget Brake and Muffler theme song. Unfortunately, Mark Perrault, Liz
Van Assum & Raj Sihota were swept out to sea by Capt. Highliner.
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Letters
1*neTJtysseywelcai*es letters en any Issue. letters rrust be typed an*l aien-*t to exceed 300 wards inlength. Cbntent which Is judged to be libelous, luiniublc, sexist, racist or factually lnuumauL will
not be published. Please be concise. letters ***--y be edited far brevity, btf: it is standa*ril*yssey*-^ Please being than, with identification,
to SUB 2413c. letters mast include nana, faculty, and signature.
mandate to provide equaT
opportunities for discussion
on both si des of an argument,
we withdrew our support for
the event and removed all
posters advertising the
venue as a "public forum", as
it was so late, we were unable to print any correction
notices, so instead asked that
an announcement be made
prior to Campbell's speech,
explaining that a misunderstanding had taken place,
and that the panel discussion would not be taking
place.
We apologize for
any inconvenience and contusion that occurred because
of this unfortunate situation,
and hope that students under stan d that cancelling the
forum was the only option
available to us, albeit the
most disappointing one.
Siraz Dalmir
President,
Political Science
Student's Association
Appropriate,
Violate
We would like to respond to your defamatory
article in the Ubyssey.
Firstly you should be
informed that we do not "appropriate" the art which is
displayed in this gallery.
Indeed, we do not even actively approach artists; they
approach us. And, what do
you know ofthe way we treat
our artists? From our perspective, the artists who
work with this gallery are
dealt with in an apprecia-
tive and respectful manner.
Their work is purchased
outright at prices they
themselves set, unlike non-
native artists who have to
leave their work on consignment at most galleries
and who have restrictive
contracts with those galleries which do not allow them
to sell elsewhere.
If the gallery of tribal
art has "always concerned"
you, then it might have been
an intelligent move to meet
with us and discuss your
concerns. In that way we
might have been given the
courtesy of an oppurtunity
to address those concerns
and to dispel some of the
misconceptions you foster.
As to your criticism of
our labelling format, you
would seem to be confusing
us with a museum, where
the solepurposeisto educate
and inform. We are a commercial art gallery and as
such, our focus is somewhat
different - we are not funded
by any public monies. However, we are more than
willing t offer our time and
energy to those who request
information regarding the
many facets of the cultures
we represent. We have never
labelled an artwork "Male
Mask Face". We are certainly
more than ready to verbally
offer information on information and symbolism. Intelligent people ask.
"The message here is
clear: tribal is tribal - uncivilized, quaint, collectable,
easily exploitable." What
garbage!! As it is not our
belief the works we display
Campbell flies
solo
This is a letter of
explanation and apology to
all those students who attended last Friday's venue
at 12:30pm in the SUB Auditorium, expecting to see a
panel discussion on the
Charlottetown Accord. It
was our intention to present
this forum with the speakers that we had confirmed;
namely, Kim Campbell,
M.P., Prof. Phil Resnick of
the UBC Political Science
Dept., and Prof. Edward
McWhinney, ofthe SFU Political Science Dept.
While organizing
this event, the job of confirming Kim Campbell was
taken by a member of the
AMS. When we were told
that Kim Campbell had accepted our offer, we assumed
that she was referring to
being a participant in the
planned forum. However,
what was not clearly communicated was that
Campbell had accepted on
the condition that she would
be speaking alone-for a"Yes*
campaign - not in a debate or
discussion. We continued our
advertising, completely unaware of this. When we found
out, twenty-four hours before
the event, we had the AMS
member contact Kim
Campbell's office to attempt
to change the venue - to no
avail; they were not interested.
Since we are a nonpartisan group, and have a
are "uncivilized", (in fact,
quite the reverse), these descriptions can only have
come from your own uninformed preconceptions about
tribal people [sic] and our
gallery staff.
Yourremarksregarding
our skin colour are bigotted
and racist. As to your arrogant interpretations of our
job descriptions, might I enquire what you know of our
educational qualifications
and experience that might
legitimately permit you to
categorize us as "salespeople?"
Selling is certainly one
of our functions, but represents only a fraction of the
staff responsibilities in an
art gallery.
For you to say that
Wayne Alfred is not respected within his own
community is both unkind
and slanderous, worthy only
of a tabloid newspaper. We
do not consider the traditional ceremonial practices
of Northwest Coast people
to be "pagan" (your interpretation) and we have a
great respect for Wayne
Alfred's right to choose his
own religion.
"Invitation and biased
views (111 say!) in hand, I
went down to the gallery to
see the Wayne Alfred exhibition." Right! Well it might
have been a really novel idea
to read the invitation. What
you saw and took the liberty
of criticising was an ongoing
exibit ofthe works of various
Northwest Coast artists. The
Wayne Alfred Exibition
opens on October 22. You
must have been suffering
from double vision that day,
because there was only one
Wayne Alfred work in the
gallery at the time. You are,
therefore, guilty of a complete fabrication.
I cannot interpret what
might "trouble" you with the
way in which the gallery selects and displays the pieces
and am unable, therefore, to
addressyour concerns in this
regard.
However, your finale
was a real winner! That "elegant duck dish bowl" which
you arrogantly assume would
have no possible traditional
or ceremonial use and its intention is to be used for a
candy dish", is in fact a Loon
Bowl - a ceremonial feast
tray.
You are a very sad excuse for an art critic or a
newspaper reporter. Your
approach to our gallery has
been bigotted, uninformed
andnaive.Perhapsyou might
be well advised to spend more
of your time on educational
persuits.
Isabella Procter.
Associate Director,
Derek Simpkins Gallery
of Tribal Art
Ted Young-lng's
response reads
as follows:
In my review ofthe Derek Simpkins Gallery of
"Tribal Art* (Appropriate,
decorate*, Oct. 14, 1992), I
mistakenly identified two
works which were on display.
"Male Portrait Mask* was
labelled "Male Face Mask/
and "Loon Bowl" was identified as "Duck BowL" My
sincerest apologies to the
artists involved.
I furthermore extend my
apologies to my readership
and to the artists involved
for my lack of knowledge regarding Oolichan serving
dishes. Although I have spent
five years researching and
educating myself about my
own-cultural (Cree) traditions and the cultural traditions of other First Nations,
this is obviously one practise
which 1 have missed in my
studies.
Otherwise, I stand behind my review, and the
opinions which I expressed
in it I have not, nor will I
offer an apology to the Derek
Simpkins Gallery of "Tribal
Art "Furthermore, iflsabelle
Procter is concerned with my
characterizations ofthe Derek Simpkins Gallery of
"Tribal Arf as entirely profit-
motivated, culturally insensitive, condescending and
exploitative of the "tribal
peoples" (note the inherent
racist and patronizing tone
of this phrase) which it represents, then the gallery
should change the way in
which it treats and exhibits
its artists and works of art,
as well as the way in which it
formulates its dealings with
the public—in particular,
with the First Nations which
it purports to represent.
KVTHE UBYSSEY
October 23,1992 <N-E W S
A "Frank" look at universities
by Rick Hiebert
As if Canada's universities
don't have enough to worry about
with the upcoming Maclean's
magazine special post-secondary
education issue,
now      Frank
magazine is appraising them
too.
Frank, a
magazine of
humour, satire
and slightly
gossipy news,
has done a "special back to
school issue,"
dredging up dirt
on Canadian
universities.
The issue,
cover dated October 1, looks at
Queen's,
Carleton, the
University of
Ottawa, York,
Ryerson
Polytechnical
Institute and
the University
of Toronto,
passing along
rumours and
"how things really are" at the
schools.
Frank reports on silly
courses at the
schools, and
dubs them Cartoon U.
(Carleton), Rye
High (Ryerson)
and the U of
Zero (Ottawa).
The quality ofthe reporting varies,
spanning from a sly dig at how the
U of Ottawa's student pub, Equinox, lost money last year, to a
rumour that Ryerson is considering not reporting international
students enrolling at the school in
order to keep the extra money they
pay for tuition fees instead of turning it over to the province.
The magazine also prints an
V<TZ
acerbic account of conservative
publisher Conrad Black's career at
Carleton, Mila Mulroney's pro-
choice opinion article for her
university's student newspaper,
and a somewhat serious account of
educational underfunding since
Brian Mulroney became prime
minister.
Frank editor Michael Bate
would like to see the issue become
an annual
magazine
tradition.
"Universities are
prime
grounds for
our study of
hypocrisy
and pomposity," Bate
said. "We
thought
we'd preempt what
Maclean's
would do
with their
issue and do
the alternative account
of what is
really going
on."
"The
universities
are the leading edge of
political and
social movements," he
said.
"They're a
little society
unto themselves, with
resulting
jealousies
and conflict."
"They're the
breeding
ground of the Mulroneys and
Clarks, campus geeks that turn
into future politicians. We didn't
trust them then and we dont trust
them now. Perhaps by doing these
articles, we stop these types from
doing damage in the future," he
said.
Public relations officials of
schools skewed by the issue declined to comment last week. Bate
said he tries to check out all the
material he prints. Frank, he said,
always tries to offer its targets a
chance to comment before stories
on them appear. He admitted, however, that "if something has the
ring of truth and we can't get it
confirmed, we sometimes print it
anyway, if it isn't libelous."
Frank has two editions, one in
Ottawa and one based in Halifax.
Yet, the magazine only looks at
Ontario universities in the special
edition.
"Although 95 per cent of our
readers are in Central Canada,
we're sure that there are lots of
interesting things happening at
Western and Maritimes universities. We just need to be told about
it."
IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO GET INVOLVED!
Applications for student-at-large positions on the following AMS
committees for 1992/93 are being accepted by the Administrative
Assistant, Terri Folsom, in SUB 238 until 4:30 p.m. on Monday,
October 26:
Capital Projects Acquisition Committee: recommends capital
projects within the fund's mandate. North side expansion of the
Student Union Building is one example.;
Committee for Student Equality and Unity: promotes awareness of
various types of discrimination and ways to discourage them;
Facilities Advisory Committee: considers proposed changes to
joint AMS/UBC facility agreements such as the Aquatic Centre
Agreement;
Programs Committee: responsible for providing students with
concerts, speakers and other special events;
Student Leadership Conference Committee: organizes the
upcoming Student Leadership Conference; and
The Ubyssey Publications Committee: serves as a sounding board
for disputes with the paper. Applicants will be interviewed for these
three positions.
Please refer any questions about the above committees to Carole
Forsythe, Vice President, in SUB 248 at 822-3092.
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TIITISl Interviews for a number of
positions on the Student
Court are to be held.
Five judges and two alternate judges. The Chief Justice shall be
appointed! from the seven judges. *
Chief Prosecutor **
Assistant to the Chief Prosecutor **
Defence Counsel **
Assistant to the Defence Council **
Two positions on the Prima Facie Establishment Committee ***
*        The position of Chief Justice is open to third year students in the
Faculty of Law only. At least one alternate judge shall be a
student in the Faculty of Law. The remaining five positions are
open to students from any faculty.
Open to second or third year students in the Faculty of Law only.
*** One position, at least, shall be filled by a second or third year
student in the Faculty of Law.
These positions are volunteer ones. The time involved varies according to
the number of cases brought before Student Court.
Please apply with your resume to Tern Folsom, Administrative Assistant, in
SUB 238 by Friday, October 30 at 4:30 p.m.
Please direct queries to Carole Forsythe, Vice President, in SUB 248 at
822-3092.
October 23,1992
THE UBYSSEY/11 A    i"
X*N --' TpE - R 'V""!" B" W
Sandra Bernhard. "Qui?"
by Chung Wong
Bonjour.
Je voudraisparlerd
Sandra Bernhard.
"Qui?"
Sandra Bernhard.
Elle est une comedienne
Americaine.
"Un moment."
Merci.
Mercy, indeed.
Already ten minutes
were wasted over an unclear
static trans-Atlantic line on
a wrong number with a
puzzled Paris boutique
owner, then on an answering
machine and then on hold.
But The Ubyssey wanted
this story—my accidental
assignment from hell. I was
at the wrong place at the
wrong time. I answered a
phone call from a relentless
local promoter.
I finally tracked
Bernhard down in a room—
not hers—at a Paris hotel.
Bernhard is resting after
a day of modelling "classic
Chanel pants and jackets."
They didn't pay me to do
it, they just flew me here.
But Tm sure they'll pay me
in some way, in a big way,"
she says.
Bernhard,
known most for
her outrageous
one-woman comedy shows, was
recently in California acting out
her first television idea for her
fifth episode in
the sitcom
Roseanne: She
will be involved in a same-
sex relationship with Morgan Fairchild.
"It could be a first on TV,"
she says.
"Roseanne [Barr], myself
and Tom Arnold, we got together and discussed the idea
... and anytime Roseanne or
Tom likes an idea they'll push
for it."
The show episodes run
through 14 script writers, she
says.
Her idea, an episode shot
over four days, is slated for
November.
And Bernhard anticipates a supportive response
from the American television
audience.
"I think they're going
to react great. We
dwelled  on  the
subject     and
treated    it
with dig-    <$>
nity,        <<&
the reactions of racism,
sexism and homophobia
that we're seeing. You
would've hoped the hatred
and backlash was over—
butnotwith^^G e o r g e
Bush .^^^^ around."
Today
she
humour
and     humanity."
Bernhard,
however, had no
kind words for her
former  companion
Madonna, whose latest
publicty spree in Vanity
Fair has prompted public
outrage. Madonna posed as
a sexually inviting child, a
preview to her
book       Sex
which    contains suggestions of incest.
"I don't think
anything of it
—it's not in my
realm," says
Bernhard.
When asked if
she ever corresponds with Madonna—a
taboo subject since their falling out—Bernhard flatly replies: "No."
Bernhard says she's most
concerned about the upcoming US presidential elections.
"I think it's time for a
social change especially with
She paints
detailed
pictures of
white America
'Norman
Rockwell
forgot to paint'
1 s
flying
to Washington DC,
where her year-
rold Giving Till it
rHurts one-woman
rcomedy tour resumes
before a college audience.
She'll perform her show
twice on October 30 at the
Queen Elizabeth Theatre in
Vancouver.
"I sort of view Canada as
the same as the States. They
both have the same influ
ences.
Her show, she says, will
appeal to all age groups.
"I have a very young audience—I'm not exactly an
old woman," says Bernhard,
37. "There usually are quite
a few teenagers in the crowd,
and elderly people. But when
you address honest work, I
think people will appreciate
"Giving Till It Hurts is a
melange of music and
monologue. It's theatre. It addresses
sexual issues,
culture, relationships,
beauty,
disappearing,  loneliness, being a
woman, being all
the things I am."
Bernhard says Giving Till It Hurts is a follow-
up to her first feature movie
Without You Fm Nothing.
Bernhard says she's
"matured a great deal" since
that film.
"I've become more accepting of myself emotionally, physically and spiritually. With my own life, Tm
happy but Fm not happy with
the world."
I dug up my review last
year for Without You Tm
Nothing which Bernhard
says is typical of her shows:
"As she bares her soul,
she bares illuminations of
America's decline in culture
epitomized by a degenerative strip act. . . Bernhard
parodies characters . . .
switching flawlessly from
one to another like a holograph ...
"She paints detailed pictures of white America
'Norman Rockwell forgot to
paint' for a sedentary Black
audience ...
"Veiled within her costume, her angst-ridden voice,
"I think it's time
for a social change
especially with the
reactions of
racism, sexism and
homophobia that
we're seeing."
- Sandra Bernhard
the cutting of her hair and
the shedding of her clothes,
is a relentless reverence for
personal integrity within the
mediocre roles of women she
portrays...
"She will startle conservatives with a grossly enlarged statement that
America wants a whore to
feed its fancy."
Her latest film contribution Inside Monkey
Zetterland was shown at the
Vancouver International
Film Festival.
JOBS
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Poll ClerksNeeded
$750/hour
November 2-6/1992
Many times and locations available!
Sign up in SUB Room 246
Friday Oct. 23    230-430 pm
Monday Oct. 26   230-530 pm
Any Questions? Please contact
Caroline Jones SUB 246 822-2361
Mayleen Ahoy SUB 246 822-2361
Carey Agnew SUB 252 822-5466
You're never too old to dress up and go trick or treating for the Food Bank.
The Alma Mater Society is proud to support what will hopefully become an
annual event.
CRiCK OR CReAC
FOR cl^e fOOt) BADK
Dusk on Halloween'
City of Vancouver*
If you are interested in helping out in some way and your
constituency is not listed above, please contact the executive
of your constituency or Wally Mitchell, President of the
Agriculture Undergraduate Society at 222-7880 or 822-5085.
Help meet the needs of the community by aiding the Food
Bank in its response to the problem of hunger in the city of
Vancouver.
For more information, please contact John Janmaat, Coordinator of the Trick or Treat for the Food Bank at 222-2002 or
Carole Forsythe, Vice President of the AMS at 822-3092.
'Specifics to be determined by each constituency.
12/THE UBYSSEY
October 23,1992

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