The camera seems to rest on the dressing table in front of which a girl with cheap custom jewellery over the bloody bandages around her wrist is painting her face and smoking in an advanced state of boredom. "Teenage Daydream: In Vain" together with "Teenage daydream: It's only Rock and Roll" can well be read as a pointed commentary on teenagers' tendency of a devoutness to Hollywood that replaces their own fantasies in favour of a never-ending stream of readily prepared desirable identities to be delivered into their own four pink walls.
Teenage Daydream: In Vain
Artist: Alex McQuilkin
Production year: 2003
Catalogued as: FEAR/DEATH, GENDER/SEXUALITY