All American Girl (film #210 on Open Source Movies). [Category: Outtakes & Obscurities]

This is a music video about a woman struggling with an eating disorder, according to the comments provided on the film’s page on Open Source Movies. While the folk-style song plays, we see a slide show of images of female beauty in Western art and advertising. The song is excellent, and while the film as a whole creates a haunting mood of a woman who hides feelings of sadness and emptiness behind a mask of beauty, the eating disorder part doesn’t really come through for me (though the emotional dynamic just described is common in eating disorders). Still, this is not a bad effort, and it shows the filmmaker has some potential.

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: N/A. Weirdness: **. Historical Interest: ***. Overall Rating: ***.

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