Saturday, September 16 at 3:00 pm
Screens in “Sexy Shorts” shorts program
Dangerous Curves begs the question, do curvy women threaten our ideals of beauty? The answer is yes and brave women like Roslyn Mays (the focus of this doc) couldn’t be more inspiring role models. While the female figure has long been subject to objectification, documentarian Merete Mueller explores an inverted perspective, placing the gaze within the minds of those women who dare put themselves on display. Dangerous Curves investigates one woman, a non-profit worker turned pole dancer, as she faces insecurities about her voluptuous figure, embraces what it personally means to be sexy, and shatters body norms surrounding the female figure. This short is going to make you want to put on sparkly heels and step into your inner goddess.
Director: Merete Mueller
2016, 12 min.
Merete Mueller is a documentary director and writer. She’s interested in architecture, maps, the human body… the way our outside environments inform our internal landscapes – and vice versa. Her work has screened at SXSW, Hot Docs, DOC NYC, Rooftop Films, on Al Jazeera America, the CBC Documentary Channel, The New York Times’ Op-Docs series, and in VICE and The Atlantic. Her first feature-length doc, TINY: A Story About Living Small, screened at the Big Eddy Film Festival in 2013.