Naked On The Inside
1 x 60'
The Western world has never been more obsessed with body image. This fresh and unnerving documentary asks a simple, but audacious, question: beyond our clothes and skin, who are we?
In Taiwan, a female Sunday school teacher lives a covert life as a man. On the streets of East LA, the gangland tattoos of a convicted killer tie him to his past, making him a target for rival gangs. In Queensland, Australia, a mother fights the breast cancer she believes she caused by having a secret affair. In Marin County, USA, a supermodel struggles to maintain bodily perfection while in San Francisco, a 350lb fat activist comes out. And, in the UK, a dancer with no legs falls head over heels in love for the very first time.
Superficially, they share nothing in common, but profound connections arise as each character creates an intimate series of clothed and naked portraits before the camera. Ultimately, the film is a meditation on the soul: bold, heartfelt, and quite unlike anything you’ve seen before.
Magic/Real Picture Company