Published Apr 30, 2010Entirely hand animated and narrated by writer/director Andrea Dorfman, Flawed serves up a charming, funny and keenly observant look at aesthetic insecurities and the variety of perspectives and opinions surrounding the mass concept of beauty.
She spearheads this discussion by addressing her reservations on entering into a relationship with a plastic surgeon, a man who surely looks at people for their flaws and as something to fix (or not). But more than a blog entry or preachy opinion piece, Dorfman assesses the situation with humour and wisdom, showing that it is far more complicated than simply stating that plastic surgery is superficial.
Because of this, and her humble, but exaggerated, comical animations, this 12-minute short is a pleasure to watch from beginning to end, and is highly recommended. (NFB)