In this spectacular multi-media investigation of America in the Atomic Age, unnerving images, vibrant rhythms, disturbing text, and violent slapstick collide to create an erotic pop culture explosion. Focusing on the period of 1941-1969, Nuclear Love Affair traces America’s obsession with violence through the social and political chain reaction caused by dropping of the atomic bomb. Featuring Elvis Presley dancing through Vietnam, Charlie Chaplin at Hiroshima, Lucille Ball doing a commercial for an electric chair, and Marilyn Monroe teaching us all how to “Duck and Cover,” Nuclear Love Affair is a daring take on the evolution of the American Dream.
Shot by Mark Simakovsky, Edited by Sanaz Ghajarrahimi + Vincent Santvoord
Shot + Edited by ARS NOVA
Shot + Edited by Raymond Chu