Asparagus ★★★½

Abstract symbolism representing femininity and sexuality meet bold, colorful animation in Suzan Pitt’s Asparagus. The phallic objects, the mask our unnamed protagonist wears, those household items—they all mean something. What do they mean? I’m not exactly sure. Perhaps it’s because I’m not a woman, but one things I am sure about; this short has some of the coolest, trippiest animation I’ve ever seen. It all holds up surprisingly well and makes for a visual delicacy. Subsequent viewings are required to try and decode all of the symbolic material, but I was just enamored with the animation work. I hear this revolutionized independent animated films, so that’s pretty damn cool. Recommended, without question.

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