The question of what beauty is and how it can be defined is slippery and multi-faceted. The experience of pleasure in the visual and other senses is something most people find nourishing and even transformative. But under white-supremacist patriarchal capitalism certain bodies are designated as more or less valuable, particularly for feminized bodies this is often in terms of whether they are deemed beautiful or ugly by the dominant culture. This collection of films explores desire, fat liberation, what it means to be ‘feminine’, and how racism intersects with the beauty myth.
PWYC Rental at pdome.org from Thurs., Nov. 5 to Fri., Nov. 13, 2020
Closing Q&A + community zoom Fri., Nov. 13 at 7:30 pm EDT
Skin Deep is curated by Pleasure Dome’s Board Director, Clare Samuel, with a curatorial essay by Board Director, Yunglin Wang.
Image credit: Wash Day, Kourtney Jackson (Canada, 2019)
Saturday, December 13,
Screening 7:30 PM $8/ $5 Members + Students
with MM. Serra from the New York Film-Makers’ Cooperative, In Person
25th Anniversary Party, 10 PM Free!
Projections by Time Crystal Resonator (Vanessa Reiger & Brandon Dalmer)
with DJs Luis Jacob & Mystery Guest
@ CineCycle, 129 Spadina Ave.
Part of Fall 2014