OVID.tv Short Film YOUR NAME IN CELLULITE Review — Beauty at What Cost?

Ovid.tv YOUR NAME IN CELLULITE

In this 7-minute film, one silent woman’s beauty is examined from head to toe—with the sounds of rockets lifting into the air as she begins her beauty regime; or as horror movie, classic music pangs as she inserts contacts; or jovial music plays when she becomes comfortable with her true self.

Ovid.tv YOUR NAME IN CELLULITE

Animation done in pencil, often using the white space of the screen to its advantage, the film progresses by transitions—from the sole character’s buttocks to her newly-plumped-lips, from her inflated breasts to her landscaped genitals. These smooth transitions, in this reviewer’s opinion, make this a very smart film, keeping us entertained by a bombardment of obstacle-like beauty tactics.

The pain in the animated woman’s eyes as she fixes her hair or the maddening sound of power tools as she fixes her makeup, highlights the mantra many women have heard throughout their lives, Beauty is pain.

What makes an animated film a success? The style of animation? The overall message? You too might agree that in Gail Noonan’s fanatical animated short film, YOUR NAME IN CELLULITE, it’s all of the above, but especially, the music and audio.  While this satirical short film will likely give most viewers a chuckle, it may also leave them with something to mull over in regards to our society’s realities.

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About the Author:

Margaret Smith is a writer, editor, and critic achieving her B.A. from Columbia College Chicago. Having migrated from small-town Illinois, she now dwells in Chicago with a curious eye for art and a penchant for commentary. When not putting pen to paper, you might catch her about the city sipping coffee and filling in crossword puzzles.

About the Author:

Margaret Smith is a writer, editor, and critic achieving her B.A. from Columbia College Chicago. Having migrated from small-town Illinois, she now dwells in Chicago with a curious eye for art and a penchant for commentary. When not putting pen to paper, you might catch her about the city sipping coffee and filling in crossword puzzles.

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