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Plethora

A vibrant experimental film that delves into the tapestry of femme queer culture.
3/5

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Maddie Willis and Georgia Kerford’s experimental film is a vibrant exploration of femme queer culture and identity, using pop-culture archival footage as its canvas. With a highly experimental approach to post-production, the film relies on limited dialogue, opting instead for a dynamic interplay of visuals set to music, featuring vivacious editing montages.

The narrative unfolds through carefully curated snippets of past film and TV clippings, providing a compelling portrayal of femme queer identity. The film effectively communicates the essence of being femme queer – a term encompassing those who identify with a non-heteronormative sexual orientation or gender identity while embracing femininity.

Educational and insightful, the film not only showcases the rich tapestry of femme queer culture but also serves as a valuable resource for understanding this multifaceted identity. Willis and Kerford’s use of archival footage adds depth and historical context, creating a visually engaging experience that captures the spirit of femme queer identity. The experimental nature of post-production, coupled with the vibrant music and editing, contributes to a dynamic and impactful exploration of this significant aspect of LGBTQ+ culture.

Brief Synopsis

An experimental film that explores the space for femme queerness through the use of existing media, projected footage, and performance art. This film looks at the internet as a means of exploring one’s own queer identity when you don’t fit into the cis gay male category of queerness, and how it can be liberating, but also how misleading, corporatized, and capitalistic it can be.

With the incorporation of flicker, camp, and experimental doc elements into this project, the film explores the ridiculous and overwhelming journey of seeking identity and community. It reflects upon those who have come before to make spaces for queer women and non-binary people, and how our culture and society have repressed and failed them (and us).

Plethora Short Femme Queer Film

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Director(s): Georgia Kerford, Maddie Willis
Writer(s): Georgia Kerford, Maddie Willis
Cast: Helen Wargo, Nikolette Olsen, Rebecca Mahannah
Producer(s): Georgia Kerford, Maddie Willis
Director of Photography: Georgia Kerford, Maddie Willis
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Runtime: 3 min

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Plethora

A vibrant experimental film that delves into the tapestry of femme queer culture.
3/5

Review

Maddie Willis and Georgia Kerford’s experimental film is a vibrant exploration of femme queer culture and identity, using pop-culture archival footage as its canvas. With a highly experimental approach to post-production, the film relies on limited dialogue, opting instead for a dynamic interplay of visuals set to music, featuring vivacious editing montages.

The narrative unfolds through carefully curated snippets of past film and TV clippings, providing a compelling portrayal of femme queer identity. The film effectively communicates the essence of being femme queer – a term encompassing those who identify with a non-heteronormative sexual orientation or gender identity while embracing femininity.

Educational and insightful, the film not only showcases the rich tapestry of femme queer culture but also serves as a valuable resource for understanding this multifaceted identity. Willis and Kerford’s use of archival footage adds depth and historical context, creating a visually engaging experience that captures the spirit of femme queer identity. The experimental nature of post-production, coupled with the vibrant music and editing, contributes to a dynamic and impactful exploration of this significant aspect of LGBTQ+ culture.

Spotlight

No artists for this title have been featured on Spotlight.

Brief Synopsis

An experimental film that explores the space for femme queerness through the use of existing media, projected footage, and performance art. This film looks at the internet as a means of exploring one’s own queer identity when you don’t fit into the cis gay male category of queerness, and how it can be liberating, but also how misleading, corporatized, and capitalistic it can be.

With the incorporation of flicker, camp, and experimental doc elements into this project, the film explores the ridiculous and overwhelming journey of seeking identity and community. It reflects upon those who have come before to make spaces for queer women and non-binary people, and how our culture and society have repressed and failed them (and us).

Plethora Short Femme Queer Film

Credits

Director(s): Georgia Kerford, Maddie Willis
Writer(s): Georgia Kerford, Maddie Willis
Cast: Helen Wargo, Nikolette Olsen, Rebecca Mahannah
Producer(s): Georgia Kerford, Maddie Willis
Director of Photography: Georgia Kerford, Maddie Willis
Animation:

Specifications

Country:
Language:
Year:
Runtime: 3 min
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