Queer Housewives of New York City (Part 1 and 2) focuses on the cycle of “reality”. The highly produced reality TV show Real Housewives of New York City inadvertently makes heterosexuality appear compulsory by documenting the unfulfilling relationships of real women with their male partners. While this may be a reality unto itself, the remix provides the youngest “housewife” with a real alternative to straight companionship.
Elisa Kreisinger aka Pop Culture Pirate, Queer Housewives of New York City, 2009, New York.
Cover image: Elisa Kreisinger aka Pop Culture Pirate, Queer Housewives of New York City, 2009, New York. Photo: Bravo TV.com. Permission of: Elisa Kreisinger.
Elisa Kreisinger is a Brooklyn-based video artist. Her latest work includes remixing Mad Men into feminists and The Real Housewives into lesbians. Elisa’s 2012 US Copyright Office testimony helped win crucial exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, decriminalizing DVD ripping for artistic statements. She is a contributor to the forthcoming books The Book of Jezebel and The Routledge Companion to Remix Studies both due out this year. www.popculturepirate.com