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Bauhaus Fashionettes vs. the Discothèque Sirens

Bauhaus Fashionettes vs. the Discothèque Sirens

     A lone fashionette, in her Bauhaus solitude, is lost among the Discothèque Sirens whose glamour contrasts with her monochrome dress. But she learns disco moves from the Queen of the ball.
     A man asks her about the geometric patterns on her blouse and she tells him of the German architecture turned into fashion.
     She says, “We of the Bauhaus movement are minimalists. We build simplicity into our art and dress. We aren’t slaves to fashion but rather quite comfortable in our utilitarian clothes.”
     He replies, “Your modesty is a form of minimalism that I find quite fetching.”
     “Am I back to the basics enough for you to take me out of this temple to the waning God of Disco to a coffee shop where Japanese ambiance fills the quiet?”
     “Wabi-Sabi waits for us.”
     “I see you are educated in that unpretentious school of aesthetics. God, that really turns me on.”
    “Care to join me for a materialist lifestyle?”
     “Does having cable TV make me bourgeoisie?”
     “Not in my book. And you get first choice of movies at the video store.”
     “Kind of like the ladies first custom but more gender studies since movies can be part of a feminist curriculum.”
     He replies, “Definitely not patronizing like me opening your door.”
     “More like me giving the cooperative lid of your Mason jar a twist.”
     “It came unsealed when I marched with the women’s rally with my Mom.”
     “I know I am not sounding very intellectual but you won my heart.”
     “Even scholars get mushy between exams.”
     “But I have a dilemma. Now I’ll be a card carrying member of a movie rental shop. But, I was in a Trotskyite activist group as a teenager. Do you think Trotsky would approve of me patronizing the capitalist entertainment industry?”
     “He’d be in line at the register.”
     “It all sounds like fantasy. We need to focus on class struggle.”  
     “A videotape player in every home so they can fast forward to skip the ads.”  
     “It all seems so fanciful. ‘Moviegoers of the world unite. All you have to lose is your ads.'”  
     “You can check out Doctor Zhivago from the library and get romantic coffee with your Bolshevik beignet.”
     “That sounds so decadent.”
     “Café au lait can get steamy when pressed to French lips.”
     “Even the proletariat rents movies these days. It sounds very egalitarian because all classes go to those stores.”  
     “There is a Chaplin movie in the heart of every woman trying to make ends meet.”  
     The unisex style she flaunts turns feminine under the influence of his polyester suit. Thereby, a marriage is made when his color cinema enters into her black and white movie.
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Written by goldenmyst
Published | Edited 8th Dec 2021
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