A short film documenting a social experiment that took place in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Director Alli Coates captured performance artist Signe Pierce as she strutted down a busy oceanside street in stripper garb and a reflective mask.
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American Reflexxx is one of the scariest films I've seen. I begin all my Aesthetics and Social Behavior classes with this one. It's one to make students, watchers, cinema lovers and performance addicts paralyzed in non-stop agony.
One of the most troubling and scary films I've Ever seen in my life. Worst of it? That this is not a fiction but a harsh reality: the gross, revolting, day-to-day misogyny and objectification of women in modern society. And this is South Carolina, USA. Disgusting scenes: the woman that tried to make Signe trip on purpose; the woman that pushed Signe with brutal aggressivity; the teens harassing her and yelling out;
Two things I learned from this film, besides the obvious commentary on internalized misogyny, transmisogyny (yes, I know the artist is cis), and mob mentality: one, Myrtle Beach is Evil Children Central. Two, all the tourists there can't dress for shit.