Marx: The Video

Subtitled A Politics of Revolting Bodies, Laura Kipnis’s video essay features Chuck Kleinhans as Karl Marx and focuses on the relationship between the writing of Das Kapital and Marx’s carbuncles and other bodily discomforts; this relationship is then commented on through discourses by drag queens, discussions by women about their discomfort with their own bodies, and related theoretical annotations. Interesting and watchable, though awfully familiar to anyone who’s been watching academic-theory films and videos over the past few years. (JR)

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