A little girl develops alopecia, a condition that causes her to go completely bald, even down to the eyebrows and eyelashes. Forced to wear wigs and makeup, she grows up to become a drag queen, eventually getting a job in a drag club. The audience clearly greatly enjoyed this film, so my opinion here is very much in the minority: I thought it was terrible. The running schtick about the girl's name, Prada Handbag, was inane, and I found the character almost entirely unsympathetic. I found the film dreary and tedious. Definitely not recommended, although it was a hit with most of the audience, here and in other festivals.
Prada Handbag, dir. Stuart Vauvert, 2007 Australia, 22 min.
Technorati tags: Prada Handbag, Australia, Short Films, Frameline, Frameline31, LGBT Film
part of the Kan-GAY-roo shorts program.