pacific northwest queer lady obsessed with movies.
traded my rose-colored shades for a wide lens.
black lives matter.
I made another short film! You can watch it here.
This one is a light comedy, made with my family during quarantine. My mom & siblings are the stars! This was still an almost no-budget film, but thanks to some help from my dad, we had the use of better equipment this time, and spent more time overall making the film. It took a while to make, and of course given the state of the world right now we faced some…
So glad this is on Letterboxd given how long it is. Thought it was getting a little bit dry and overly detailed around the halfway point, but then we get into all the Shapeland simulation and data analysis stuff and it really ends up coming around in a satisfying way.
Only Defunctland could get me to watch a feature-length documentary about standing in line, and that's exactly what makes them great.
Does this movie linger somewhat perv-ily on the underage sexuality of its main characters? Probably so. Does it tone down and play for humor the influence of a man who in real life was a rapist and abuser? Definitely. Does it indulge in a host of tiresome biopic cliches? OH LORD does it ever.
Did I enjoy it in spite of myself & all that bullshit because I'm super fucking gay and the Main Couple in this movie is Kristen Stewart at Peak Gayness and Dakota Fanning giving an Actually Good Performance? ...I think we all already know the answer to that question.