Sheena Got Problems
Speaking with Pitchfork last August director Chris Cunningham described his creative method thusly:
I’d just disappear for a couple of years and then suddenly come back and have intense periods of productivity. Before I did a lot of my videos I had been sitting around for a couple years not doing much and then I suddenly worked like a dog for two years. I feel like I’m about to do that again actually.
About a week ago his new music video for “Sheena is a Parasite,” by British garage band The Horrors, was released into the wild. Like most of the characters into which Cunningham breaths life, Sheena (played by the brilliant Samantha Morton), well — she got problems. For those not familiar with Chris’ work it can be a little confronting. If you’d like to ease into it, I’d suggest a look at Kevin Holy’s Chris Cunningham site, my comments on his recent DVD, or this great post about the new video at 30gms.