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Femcel (noun): A woman characterized by her lack of sex, sore attitude, and internet addiction.

Femcel is a new media, gonzo-inspired film centralized on video chatroulette and the responses to a woman in distress. What started as a joke became hours of filming on Omegle as "Amber," an insecure, sexually inexperienced young woman. I derived the beginning and end of Femcel from that footage, blurring the line between fiction and reality. By utilizing random people, clueless about their agency in my fictional plot, Femcel provides a nuanced Gen-Z perspective on our online identities and femininity in the digital age.

Leila Hilf is a 20 year old writer, director, and sound designer currently enrolled at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Film and Television Production BFA program. Leila aims to tell darkly comedic, female-driven stories. Her biggest inspirations are Sylvia Plath, J.D. Salinger, Sofia Coppola, John Waters, Brian DePalma, and Rupaul Charles. more...

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