About the Film
A FILM IN 3 PARTS
A series of award-winning short films that use humor to raise serious questions about media and physical perfection.
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WET DREAMS AND FALSE IMAGES
(Winner: Sundance Film Festival, ALA/ YALSA Award)
When Dee-Dee the barber learns about the art of photo-retouching, he may never look at his “wall of beauty” the same way again.
(Best Short Film – Newport International Film Festival)
A dancer’s hilarious story about his prominent “Italian” nose and the effect it has on his career.
(National PBS Broadcast on POV)
Mannequins, religion and perfection. Enter the inner workings of the Patina V Mannequin Factory and see what goes into making “the ideal woman of the moment” — in plastic.
Here’s some useful resources for researching and teaching about media and physical perfection.