Baby Paradise TV

Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (performance art, film)

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  • 15 minutes
  • Suitability: 18+ (Restriction)
  • Country: Germany
  • Group: bambule.babys (Germany)
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing themes, Nudity, Scenes of a sexual nature, Scenes of sexual violence, Scenes of violence, Strong language/swearing
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


A hyper-reality show portraying the daily life of a cam girl in a Barbie-land gone wrong. The protagonist, Baby Paradise, is a cyborg Barbie who entertains the "Daddies" in front of the screen with wicked doll games. XXX episodes named after her favourite dolls presents a grotesque doll's house of nightmares: from the Lolita fantasy in Ginger; the saint/whore scenario in Angel. A Ken Doll, named Hades, is the antagonist. Traumatic daddy actions are contrasted with blurred doll-cam footage. This anti-porn piece is inspired by performance artist Anna Valeska Pohl's former relationship with a sex worker.

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Katie Mcilroy 35 days ago

Although most frames are littered with barbie dolls, Baby Paradise TV is anything but family friendly. “Mommy” is a desperate cry for help. “Daddy” is an omnipresent dominating figure, around which the world is built. “Baby” is all possible manifestations of the impossible woman, who exists only for the male gaze. Baby Paradise TV is an experience that invites you to witness the jarring and ridiculous ways in which woman are dehumanised in society to serve the patriarchy.
“Ginger”, “Angel”, “Star”. Each doll has a name and a unique skill set. And a dark story.
Video chat windows are a modern peephole into female sexuality as a performative action. Suggestive comments from her daddies roll in while Baby looks into the camera and uses the dolls to achieve their desires. In other moments of the film, Baby seems to lose her control over these identities, to the point of being physically gagged by a doll’s head. Although Baby is the spokesperson of the dolls, Hades is clearly a major focal point, with creepy POV shots where his clenched fist guides us through a world of plastic bodies.
The film is incredibly thought provoking, with a range of wondering shots that establish the world of Baby Paradise. If you have seen the live performances of Baby Paradise, Baby Paradise TV is a closer look into the world of the dolls. Rather than needing to react instantly to what is happening live, it allows the viewer to focus in on visual elements, and look beyond themselves in the atmosphere of the subject matter.
Anna Valeska Pohl is a talented performance artist who can truly capture the subtleties and extremes of life in the sex industry with her vocal and physical skills. She captivates her viewers, no matter what kind of person is watching, and commands them to turn and look at ugly truths of the world. Highly recommended.

Nic Lawton (co-founder of Expial Atrocious theatre company) 36 days ago

(Before watching this, I highly recommend reading the performance description, as it really helps to piece together the true meaning behind the show.)
Baby Paradise TV is a digital experience unlike anything I've come across before. It's very hypnotic and takes you on an almost psychedelic Barbie-fueled trip about cam-girls and sex workers. The way this show was filmed was very aesthetic, with close-ups, the use of neon lighting, and the shifting in and out of this weirdly hallucinogenic blurry space.
It was aesthetically unsettling with its use of silences and sexually violent imagery. However, I do commend this rather strange performance for its abstract portrayal of the search for fame, pressure from faceless online communities and impossible female body expectations and standards.
While it was uncomfortable to watch and listen to at times, I think that was one of the points Baby Paradise TV was trying to make; it has always been hard for sex workers/online sex workers, and you never know what people's darkest desires are.
This is certainly one of the weirder shows I've ever seen, but Anna Valeska Pohl's dramatic and exaggerated portrayal of cam girl is nothing less than entertaining.

B. S. Leopold 37 days ago

Become one of Babys daddies and watch her feminist show about a doll sex worker. The haunting images of her grotesque world can make you feel uncomfortable sometimes. But a laugh is also possible. Especially thrilling if you have a fear of dolls.

Ida Sophia 39 days ago

Leave your world and enter a new one through Baby Paradise. Be transported, treated and gorged upon through the experience of this fleshy and sumptuous and raw production by artist Anna Valeska Pohl. You won’t be disappointed! Highly recommended!

Tess 40 days ago

Baby Paradise TV is voyeuristic as well as being feminist. It takes the voyeur into Anna Valeska Pohl's Barbie World of sex work. Uncomfortable at times, it is hard to look away and sometimes a couple laughs will slip out.

Cherry Wood 41 days ago

Watching the monologs, cyberlogs along with the death and birth of each of the characters in this short film is entertaining to observe. For a second, I had to look away and bit my index out of fear and curiosity.

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