Jenny Drumgoole’s subversive videos make us smile. The artist, who is the star of her videos, creates a persona — a parody super-woman type — and inserts her into some special interest subculture with surprising results. Jenny has participated in the Philadelphia Wing Bowl, and was a contestant in the online cooking contest, Paula Deene Real Women of Philadelphia, (see her videos here). Her slimy and ridiculous recipes for cream cheese will have you hesitate the next time you reach for the white spread in the dairy case. But these videos, while slapstick in nature, have a message as well. They are anti-corporate in the Stephen Colbert tradition. Jenny is exposing something (usually something seedy) about the corporate contest or about society’s excesses. Below is a sample from our interview. The entire episode will run next Monday, July 2.
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