‘Farce’ for Digaest

I gotta take a stand

Digaest is an exploration of individual takes on a singular word. It’s an invitation to challenge the rigidity of concepts and celebrate the many interpretations of our common experience.

I was invited to respond to ‘farce’.

When I think of farce I think of my childhood influences, Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, The Goodies (Vale Tim Brooke-Taylor) and then later films like A Fish Called Wanda and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

Riffing off the whole Ferris 80’s vibe I wanted to create the montage you don’t see in the film, an ode that builds to the realisation and power Cameron discovers in himself during this time …

“I gotta take a stand. I’m bullshit. I put up with everything. My old man pushes me around. I never say anything! Well he’s not the problem, I’m the problem. I gotta take a stand. I gotta take a stand against him. I am not gonna sit on my ass as the events that affect me unfold to determine the course of my life. I’m gonna take a stand. I’m gonna defend it. Right or wrong, I’m gonna defend it…I am so sick of his shit! I can’t stand him and I hate this goddamn car! Who do you love?! Who do you love?! You love a car! Son of a bitch… (laughs) Shit. I dented the shit out of it. Good. My father will come home, he’ll see what I did, I can’t hide this. He’ll come home, he’ll see what I did, he’ll have to deal with me. I don’t care, I really don’t. I’m just tired of being afraid. Hell with him. I can’t wait to see the look on the bastard’s face.”

Maybe we all need to take a stand, no matter what happens next.