Jabe Babe: a heightened life

Janet Merewether

Research output: Non-traditional research outputDigital or Visual products


JABE BABE - A HEIGHTENED LIFE transports its audience to the world of 31 year old Jabe Babe, a tall girl with a tall story. Jabe measures 6ft 2inches (188cm), works as a dominatrix and lives on the margins, defying society's expectations of the 'normal' 'feminine' body and sexuality. Jabe Babe also has a life threatening genetic condition called Marfan Syndrome, a connective tissue disorder which affects one in three thousand people. This hybrid documentary film, merging fiction and non-fiction forms, inhabits the heightened technicolour world of the tall woman, the outsider, to boldly provoke questions on society's desire for sexual, visual, and genetic conformity. - 1 DVD (52 min.)
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLewisham, N.S.W.
PublisherGo Girl Productions
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Documentary films
  • Sexual dominance and submission
  • Marfan syndrome

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