Synopsis:A woman creates an alter ego in hopes of overcoming the trauma inflicted by men in her life.
Felt (2014) is an American romance thriller horror movie that surprised me in many ways. Director and co-writer Jason Banker (Toad Road (2012), Teenage Paparazzo (2010), My Name Is Faith (2012)) did a wonderful job executing a females struggle in today’s society. The movie contains grotesque images, alter egos, suspense, a female’s story and her struggles, and a lot of emotions. I love how Jason Banker portray’s the many forms of sexual abuse that happens and the types of sexual abuse that happens in public places in today’s society. Sexual abuse is not just raping someone but also groping, cat-calling and verbal harassment.
Felt is about someone that was sexually abused and her struggle to overcome what has happened which led to her alter egos. Amy (Amy Everson) was sexually abused and that left her feeling hopeless. She began making costumes, stays away from the public as much as possible and feels that her world/life has been taken away from her. After a few events, Amy began to feel masculine and is slowly losing her sanity to the point where her friends are scared for her. Kenny (Kentucker Audley - V/H/S (2012), The Sacrament (2013), Funny Bunny (2015), Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (2013)) began talking to Amy and she began to open up to him. She was so comfy with Kenny that she showed him some of her artwork that were mind boggling. Her creations included some grotesque images, an aborted baby Hitler fetus, a man’s exposed rectum on a ceramic dish, wool penises that she pokes with needles and other disturbing things. Kenny is not scared off by her insane creations and comforts her. Will her trust for Kenny stay true lead into a friendship or will Kenny hurt her?
I will watch this movie again and encourage all adults to watch this movie. It is touching in so many ways and an enlightening movie about our society today and how most females are being viewed and treated. Females are usually viewed as a sexual object, and that usually lowers a female’s self-esteem after being sexually abused or harassed. Amy did a wonderful job with her role, and it could not have been more convincing than it was. I gave this movie a seven because it revolved around a subject matter that was delicate, and I felt it could have contained more information and intensity. The movie overall was sad to watch but was something that I felt compelled to watch after the first few minutes.
About Felt (2014)
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Writers: Jason Banker, Amy Everson
Director: Jason Banker