Felt (2014)
November 15, 2015 7:56 AM - Subscribe

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.

Amy is hanging on by a thread...

Struggling to cope with past sexual trauma and the daily aggressions of 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.

Best Actress award in the Fantastic Fest Next wave category for her performance in Felt.

Streaming on Netflix .
posted by asra (1 comment total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I saw this in the theater awhile back. I liked it okay, the story is a little thin, not really enough to fill out a whole feature as it is. I really really liked the scenes where Amy faces some pretty standard everyday bullshit, like the scene with the tech engineer bros who discount her because she's an artist and a woman. Pretty spot on writing. And the literal "birth"day party was great in many ways. I dunno about the ending though. It felt like it wanted to be a more serious and artsy version of Teeth, but just didn't hold up for me.

Loved the masks and costumes though. Wish this would have timed better for people to make Halloween costumes like that this year.
posted by dogwalker at 7:31 PM on November 17, 2015

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