A southern tale of love and death set deep in Louisiana country. A lonely drug dealer (Kim Filth) finds peace when he transforms into his alter ego, Shadow Zombie, by merely painting his ... See full summary »
Amy is hanging on by a thread. Struggling to cope with past sexual trauma and the daily aggressions of a what she perceives as a male-dominated society, she creates grotesquely costumed alter egos that re-appropriate the male form. While giving her the sense of power she craves, acting as these characters pushes her further into a world of her own making. When she begins a new relationship with a seemingly good guy, she opens herself up to him - but that vulnerability comes at a dangerous cost, and her alter egos threaten to lash out in explosive violence. Based on the real experiences and art of co-writer/star Amy Everson, Felt doesn't just point a finger at rape culture; it takes a full on swing at it, creating a feminist psychological thriller that audiences will be hard-pressed to shake off.Written by
The "doll" mask Amy wears in the woods was inspired by the movie El Orfanato (aka J.A. Bayona's The Orphanage). See more »
In the hollowed out tree, Amy takes her bra off to put the man suit on and it is evident through the thin fabric that she is bra-less. In the next shot, her breasts are wrapped under the suit. See more »
Tumblr the movie - Grand delusion of a rape culture by a pathological screw-up
The girl in the story suffers from abject self loathing where her 'reparative ' superpower response is penis envy. She feels the need to be what she desires (a man) and hence the penis dress-up. Reeks of narcissism too. And what remains? A will to dominate over her self-loathing by bringing a man down to her level (by dressing him up as a woman) and endorsing him (her) as a lover. A sick power fantasy it seems to me. Add to that the action of she using the scissors indicating her desire to cut out the object of her envy from other men. And seriously- to call this 'feminist' reinforces (rightfully so?) the notion that feminism is indeed a sick ideology. While the hipster reviewers harp on about its 'greatness', its boring second half becomes a terrible bore. Add to that the nonsensical preachings of a mythical rape culture that does not exist in the western world.
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