With almost 50 million views on the internet, the first two episodes of “GOODBYE PRINCESS” animations by Tia Lee, Asian fashion icon, C-POP singer, film and television actress, have become an instant hit. Tia is happy to reveal that the full set of animation, poster, motion and still images for episode 3 has been released.
“The Puppet” is the third episode of the “GOODBYE PRINCESS” pre-release animation series. At the end of the second episode, the princess abandons the carriage and lands on a stage, where her singing career shines brightly. But behind the glittering scenes, others are trying to fit her into a stereotypical mould, while the “fairy godmother” continuously appears from the side of the stage to give her ever tighter outfits. The princess feels helpless and sad, but the audience reacts enthusiastically to the distorted image. The princess sees a sewing machine in the distance, making the dress of her dreams. As she reaches out for the dress, her hands appear to be attached to strings, like a puppet, leaving her with no agency of her own. With no escape in sight, her body turns into a wooden puppet, and she falls into the abyss.
The poster for “The Puppet” depicts:
The princess’s outfit while performing on stage represents Tia’s style in the beginning of her entertainment career.
The metaphorical audience’s grotesque reaction to evolvingly more twisted images of Tia.
The ups and downs that reflect the difficulties Tia has faced in real life, from sinking into the ocean in episode 1, to leaping from the carriage in episode 2, and falling back into the abyss again in this episode.
The third set of motion and still images around “The Puppet” was released today together with Vogue Hong Kong, another masterpiece curated by Tony C. Miller. Featuring Tia in an iconic red Poem dress and Christian Louboutin heels, being manipulated like a puppet, the motion image ends with Tia breaking free from the tight holds of what’s holding her back.
How much more hardship will she endure? Keep watching and more will be revealed.
Episode 4 release schedule:
|Animation Poster:||23 November|
|Motion & still images:||24 November|
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