What do you need to be, to be really funny? Stand-up comedienne Carmen Lynch knows what it takes. As she wanders from make-up mirror to performance stage, via Portland’s woozy streets and an all-night grocery store, we’re given an intimate insight into a talented individual. The city’s saturated lights and dying, showbiz neon become Carmen’s passing backdrop. She confronts herself - her looks, her dreams, the weird rituals of mating in the modern world - by confronting her audiences. Sometimes they laugh with her. Sometimes they don’t laugh at all.

Carmen has a loose, voyeuristic, improvisational mood that reflects Sevigny’s interest, “in making a short-film about process, being a woman, celebrity and ego.

It’s about the love of the craft, the love of the art, the repetition of it.” The script developed by Carmen Lynch first writing her own stand-up material and then Sevigny building intuitively around that. “The film captures a lot of who I am,” says Lynch. “When you’re on the road, being alone doesn’t even feel like being alone anymore. A lot of us comedians are introverts, observing and listening.”

Carmen, by Chloë Sevigny, is the 13th commission from Miu Miu Women’s Tales, the short-film series by women who critically celebrate femininity in the 21st century.

Photos by Brigitte Lacombe

《女人的故事》资料库

1

《化妆间》(The Powder Room) 
女人的故事 #1

由Zoe Cassavetes执导

2

《Muta》
女人的故事 #2

由Lucrecia Martel执导

3

《女衣》(The Women Dress) 
女人的故事 #3

由Giada Colagrande执导

4

《天色已晚》(It’s Getting Late)
女人的故事 #4

由Massy Tadjedin执导

5

《门》(The Door)
女人的故事 #5

由Ava Du Vernay执导 

6

《维奇里亚的女人》(Le Donne Della Vucciria)
女人的故事 #6

由Hiam Abbass执导

7

《火花与光》(Spark and Light )
女人的故事 #7

by So Yong Kim

8

《某人》(Somebody)
女人的故事 #8

由Miranda July执导

9

《礼服》(De Djess)
女人的故事 #9

由 Alice Rohrwacher执导

10

《3颗纽扣》(Les 3 Boutons )
女人的故事 #10

由Agnès Varda执导

11

《种子》《Seed》
女人的故事 #11

由河濑直美执导

12

《那一天》"That One Day"
女人的故事 #12

由CRYSTAL MOSELLE执导

13

《卡门》"Carmen"
女人的故事 #13

由CHLOË SEVIGNY执导

14

《历史幻象之终结》(The [End) of History Illusion]
女人的故事 #14

由Celia Rowlson-Hall执导

15

《你好,公寓》"Hello Apartment"
女人的故事 #15

由Dakota Fanning执导