Saturday, 4 December 2010

Pris Redux

This week (December 3rd) marked the 50th birthday of actor Darryl Hannah, who among many other roles played the replicant Pris in Ridley Scott's 1982 future noir movie, Blade Runner. Pris is a "basic pleasure model", designed as, essentially, a robot prostitute for the Off-World colonies. Cursed with a four year lifespan, and born on Valentine's Day, just a few years before the movie takes place. Memorably, she disguises herself as a doll - spraying raccoon make-up markings across her eyes, veiling her face and sitting very, very still - before launching herself at Harrison Ford's replicant-hunter and clamping her thighs around his neck.  This photo is from a series of portraits by Dr Will Brooker, as a tribute to Pris' 2019 style. The model is Laura-Jade.  Happy birthday, Ms Hannah.
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