Jabe Babe: A Heightened Life (2005)
52min · Documentary · 20 June 2005
JABE BABE - A HEIGHTENED LIFE transports its audience to the world of 31 year old Jabe Babe, a tall girl with a tall story. Jabe measures 6ft 2inches (188cm), works as a dominatrix and lives on the margins, defying society's expectations of the 'normal' 'feminine' body and sexuality. Jabe Babe also has a life threatening genetic condition called Marfan Syndrome, a connective tissue disorder which affects one in three thousand people. This hybrid documentary film, merging fiction and non-fiction forms, inhabits the heightened technicolour world of the tall woman, the outsider, to boldly provoke questions on society's desire for sexual, visual, and genetic conformity.
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