Jake Fruend
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Let 'Em Eat Cake!

A 1930s musical comedy (from George & Ira Gershwin) that predicts the rise of fascism in America, featuring a rabble-rousing New Yorker who overthrows the U.S. government to become President.

Imagine that.

Lyrics plucked from the show provide the inspiration for each image.

Lyrics plucked from the show provide the inspiration for each image.

Like the play, I wanted to strike a caustic mix of American exceptionalism and fascist propaganda.

A little whimsy + a little terror.

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 Just a little passion project and a weird piece of history.

Just a little passion project and a weird piece of history.