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Advantageous (2015)

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In a near-future city where soaring opulence overshadows economic hardship, Gwen and her daughter Jules do all they can to hold on to their joy together, despite the instability surfacing in their world.

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Gwen
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Fisher
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Gwen 2.0
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Han
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Isa Cryer
Samantha Kim ...
Jules
Troi Zee ...
Amanda
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Sarai
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Lily
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Ginger
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Winnie
Theresa Navarro ...
Olivia
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Drake (rumored)
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Soon Yang
Matthew Kim ...
Ken
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In a near-future city where soaring opulence overshadows economic hardship, Gwen and her daughter Jules do all they can to hold on to their joy together, despite the instability surfacing in their world.

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To take the risk
11 July 2015 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

In a time when the visionary science fiction of Asimov, Clarke, Lem, Delany, le Guin et al has degenerated to the comic book syfy of Morvel entertainless, a film like Advantageous shows people how the genre used to be (& how it could be again in the future). The issues it raises are real; & explored with passionate integrity in a script co-written by director Jennifer Phang & star Jacqueline Kim. The look is realistic, with a disciplined use of SF imagery to remind viewers that this is a future which can still be prevented (to paraphrase a famous quote by Ray Bradbury). Made on a tiny Kickstarter budget & now available on Netflix, Advantageous would appeal to people with a love of literary science fiction & classic film-making technique; & to those looking for quality feminist story-telling against the morass of GG machisimo. Wonderful. Heartfelt. Beauty. With pain.


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