Hetero-patriarchal- capitalism not sparking joy? The Sad Girls feel the same way. Welcome to their feminist micro-utopia where they flourish in self- imposed exile in the mountains, making sex- positive DIY porn as a coping mechanism (as well as a way to fund female Kurdish militia groups.)
This mockumentary explores the pervasive limits of the male gaze when met with The Sad Girls, who transmit subversive socio-political messages of sadness through their pay-walled pornography as a response to the trans-misogynist violence that saturates sex. This is their act of countercultural resistance. When dumb straight-white-male gonzo journalist Henrik Adams goes to meet them, he thinks he’s going to study them, but power doesn’t work that way in the mountains.
Short before the feature:
Not Your Ordinary Sister | dir. Maša Zia Lenárdic, Anja Wutej | Germany/ Romania| 2019 | 4min This nun is reading you your rights. Put that lesbian vampire novel down right now!
Followed by a Q&A with Candy Flip & Theo Meow.