Dress Suits to Hire (1993) Photo/Foto: Split Britches
  • Title: Dress Suits to Hire
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 01:46:33
  • Language: English
  • Date: 1993
  • Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • Type-Format: performance, cabaret
  • Cast: Lois Weaver, Peggy Shaw.
  • Credits: Split Britches, producer ; Lois Weaver, director ; Holly Hughes, writer

Dress Suits to Hire (1993)

This video documents Split Britches' show "Dress Suits to Hire". Written by Holly Hughes in collaboration with Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver, the piece uses images from pulp fiction and film noir to portray the erotic cat-and-mouse relationship between characters Deluxe and Michigan, two women who live in a clothing store. Heated fantasies, brassy broads and sexual charades make for a carnivorous free-for-all. The video also includes a Q&A session with Shaw and Weaver at the end of the performance.