band: Siouxsie Sioux. The only video in the Banshees cannon
that features Siouxsie only. On location in Flagstaff, Arizona,
Siouxsie is filmed taking part in a 'real' Beauty Pageant, filmed the
day after Siouxsie attended her mother's funeral. The video is
unique in that it involves no lip synching. The girls taking part
in the pageant range in age from approximately 4 to 15 years old.
The video is a mixture of both black and white and colour footage.
The girls preen and pamper themselves, Siouxsie included, before they
perform for the judges and take part in an interview. Siouxsie is
seen in both a long blond wig and a long red wig. In her dressing
room Siouxsie has a diva moment, smears the mirror with lipstick, pulls
her wig off, and runs down the corridor before taking first prize in the
competition. The video was directed by John Hillcoat, renowned
film maker, who's first feature was 'Ghost Of The Civil Dead'.