In a star-studded world of crazed pop culture, social media domination and celebrity fixation, where appearance infatuation has become an obsession, it is not surprising that body image has become a top concern.
The media affects our ideas of who we are and who we could be, so much so that looking at fashion magazines for just three minutes lowers the self-esteem of over 80% of women.
As a 19 year-old university student with everyday female insecurities, director Madeleine Humphreys recognised that she, like a majority of females within her age group, can't help to feel overwhelmed and unattractive when comparing herself to broader society's definition of beautiful.
Am I Perfect? follows the journey of Madeleine, as she sets out on an all-consuming quest in an attempt to obtain Hollywood 'perfection'. In this self-transforming exploration, Madeleine pushes herself to the limits over 10 weeks to see if she can achieve 'perfection'.
Madeleine sets out to discover if she could ever feel more than just 'average'? Could she, like a celebrity on a red carpet or a model on a runway, present herself to a large crowd of people and feel beautiful?
||eBella (OpenView HD 109 / DStv 159)
||5 March 2018