MISS CINDY vs. LITTLE MO
2018 / Video poem about girlhood and small town boredom in Cinderford / Written and Directed by Tenaya Steed / Shot by Tenaya Steed and Luca Parasiliti / Starring Char Coulter / Narrated by Blaize Bradley / Music by Jack Needell / Exhibited at The Royal College of Art WIP Show
Miss Cinderford But we called her Miss Cindy A new bird crowned every fucking year
Girls girls girls in tiara queues Rulers of car parks Queens of White Lightning Bad boys with bad bodies doing bad amateur boxing
You had an older boyfriend We thought he was so romantic He had your name tattooed to his leg Next to his ex-girlfriend Katrina
And I would only date lads with ponytails And we'd get pissed at your dads Acting out grim scenes from Eastenders Like Trevor and Little Mo TREVOR PLEASE!! YOU'RE NOT GOING ANYWHERE. DO YOU UNDERSTAND? YOU THINK YOU CAN END IT BUT YOU CAN'T!
You joked you might go for Miss CIndy You got me to do your hair Tried on your big sister's clothes
It started as a wind up But then you got serious Suddenly you were in heels, glitter, a long dress like you really wanted it As if you had always wanted it
Your dad laughed his head off when he seen you all dressed up
You ran out the kitchen and into the street Everyone else parading and shouting Boys fighting And Miss Cindys puking You were drunk and fuming Mascara cheeks and scary eyes Miss Cindy killing Little Mo
We had a huge fight A fight about nothing Jabber jabber jabber But I reckon I knew I knew it weren't about being a beauty queen You just didn't wanna be tattooed to someone's leg Stuck to this town This life
You went to live with your nan for a while after that.