How plastic surgery disfigures Venus
A picture of a healthy woman, as depicted in an anatomy book. Suddenly, two hands armed with scalpels appear, ready to operate on her body.Bigger breasts, less fat, higher cheekbones, a slimmer waist and fuller lips. No part of her body is spared until it’s in pieces. This is the scenario in the hard-hitting short film called Supervénus, directed by the French director and animator Frédéric Doazan, who wanted to explore the excessive use of plastic surgery, particularly in light of society’s ideals of female beauty. Significant and memorable, the film shows how women are almost forced to adapt to standards that are really just artificial stereotypes. It’s therefore very symbolic when the woman’s brain is removed from her head and painted pink before being put back inside her skull.