Armstrong’s second feature after My Brilliant Career was a neon lightning bolt with all the makings of a classic – and it’s finally been given a second life
A teenage girl dangles from a tightrope, strung between two office buildings in the Sydney CBD. She wears a soft helmet and at first glance her chest is exposed – exaggerated fake breasts poking out from under a gaudy set of DIY wings. It’s pop art, by way of the Sydney Mardi Gras parade.
The girl is Jackie Mullens, a singer with “that little something extra”, wearing a costume guaranteed to attract the attention needed to crack the big time.