This classic feminist tape deviates from David Byrne's and Jonathan Demme's popular 1980s versions of suburban life, True Stories. Rather than poking sarcastic fun at the woman locked in the split-level, Suburban Queen poignantly evokes a daughter's longings. Portraying the relationship of a mother and daughter inextricably bound yet puzzled by each other's lives, Faber recounts her frustration with her mother's depression and passivity, and her fantasy of how her mother might transcend these conditions.

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