The Violation (BOF14)

Drama | 13mins | English (USA) | 2013
The Violation SS
“Oscar has a thing for his neighbour, Tina. Tina’s brother, Mickey, has a thing for Oscar. When house-sitting for the family one day, Mickey invades Oscar’s bedroom.”

Written & Directed by: Christopher Bradley
Starring: Slade Pearce, Shayne Topp & Chelsea Ricketts

I’m not quite sure about The Violation. On the surface it’s rather creepy, with Oscar stealing Tina’s bikini and pretending a pillow is her and then Mickey making a “model” out of Oscar’s clothes and pretending it’s him, but to what extent is that a teenage crush and to what extent is it obsession? I’m not saying everyone does that, but everyone does fantasise.

It was well paced and had tension, but it was never dramatic. The climax was not fulfilling after the creepy actions and tension; it could have done with a punch or two (metaphorically speaking).

What I did like was how it highlighted “double standards”, the hypocrisy, in the final scene. Oscar, the heterosexual male, believes it is okay for him to perv on Tina, but it is not okay for another male to do the same to him.

Things I Liked:
1 - Creepiness
2 - Thread of "double standards"

Things I Didn't Like:
1 - Lack of climax



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