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Apparently as she grew older, Lucy developed the habit of masturbating while she looked at the pictures in Playgirl magazine. Vicki Hearne wrote, "I find this to be the most impressive evidence of all of the complex intelligence of chimps, requiring as it does quite a capacity for responding to approximations and representations". By using appropriated television and film imagery and original text, this videotape explores aspects of perception, imagination, and notions of wish-fulfilment.

1988
Canada
10:00
Original language
English

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Credits

Direction
Doug Melnyk
Participants
Jack Butler
Larry Glawson
Maggie Nagle
Donnely Smallwood
Editing
Michael Drabot
Doug Melnyk
Camera
Doug Melnyk
Lighting
Doug Melnyk
Sound
Doug Melnyk
Production
Doug Melnyk

Technical information

Color
Color
Image format
4:3
Sound
Mono
Keywords
Primates, Chimpanzee, Masturbation, Sexuality, Body, Culture