Interstate  features the Marie Antoinette character endlessly dancing to the same song next to a rural highway, presumably for the pleasure of passing trucks. Objecting to political, social and material excesses, Marie Antoinette’s detractors attacked her with sexual charges: calling her a whore, fabricating lewd anecdotes and creating caricatures of her sexualized body. In this way, sexuality offered a conflated punishment for her true infractions. In the  Marie Antoinette in America  series, sexuality similarly offers a simultaneous crime and its punishment.
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