The Girl Chewing Gum

The Girl Chewing Gum ★★★★

The Girl Chewing Gum is a bit of a slow burn - and feels a bit one note to begin with - but while you're chuckling, I'd suggest shifting the gears down a bit and let this wash over you.

This British short succeeds on so many levels at the same time - meta-theatrics on filmmaking egotisms, the overall desire to apply meaning and/or exert control over what is seen to become God-like and thus understand one's own purpose, the mechanisms of viewership, a repository on free will and fate, a delusion, the existential truth, the ability to retroactively want what happened, a satiric absurdist sketch.... all this and more.

Quite unexpected.

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