in the black and white world of this humorous experimental documentary, being female has everything to do with getting manicures, loving smelly candles, and not being able to drive. even science says so. drawn instead to demolition derbies and physics, the film’s protagonist struggles to make her way from a comfortable childhood into an adult world in which she just doesn’t seem to fit.

this short film is something of a coming of age tale about a girl struggling to escape the narrow and unfair definitions of femaleness established by a misogynistic world. turning first against women, then against herself, she finally realizes that the definitions—and not the women themselves—are the problem.

awards:
director's choice award - black maria film + video festival
critics choice award - davis feminist film festival
jim demulling speak out award - humboldt film festival

screenings:
american cinematheque's 6th annual focus on female directors shorts showcase
athens international film + video festival
big muddy film festival
big sky documentary film festival
dam short film festival
fairy tales queer film festival
indie memphis
l.a. shorts fest
mill valley film festival
palm springs international shortfest
paris international lesbian & feminist film festival
philadelphia qfest
seattle lesbian & gay film festival
taos shortz festival
videoex experimental film & video festival

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