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A very Paul McCarthy and Mike Kelley Halloween Video

Family Tyranny (Modeling and Molding) (1987)

In this unnerving performance video about child abuse, McCarthy, along with Mike Kelley, who co-stars, play a “father” and “son” respectively. As Kelley cowers nervously, McCarthy performs a series of penetrations on a variety of inanimate objects — violently stuffing a funnel into a Styrofoam ball and pouring white liquid into it, jamming a baseball bat into a pitcher of water — while saying things like, “My daddy made me do this. He did this to me. You can do this to your sons, too.”