A short film written and directed by Giovanna Chesler.
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A Long Island beauty queen realizes that she is more than just a pretty face. In the days leading up to her senior prom, where she has been nominated for prom queen, Donatella begins to explore her sexuality and intellect. We follow Donatella through her search for herself in confusing and claustrophobic spaces: a Born Again Virgin meeting, her delinquent boyfriend’s hot rod, the dysfunctional dinner table, a Long Island mall, and finally, to the prom. Throughout her journey, Donatella finds refuge from these plastic surroundings in a poetic natural space of her own imagination where she freely expresses herself and her desires for Mina, a girl in her English class.
This film is the third film in the BeauteouS trilogy, three portraits of three sisters and their relationships to beauty. It is the fictionalization of the experiences of our middle sister, Michele.
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Cinematography: Nancy Morita
Editing: Giovanna Chesler
Music: Dawn Richardson
Production Design: Danielle Fierro