Fuckboy Season

Fuckboy Season
A Short film by Shannon Kanhai
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About the project
LOCKLINEWhen a fuckboy is introduced to actual feelings of love for the first time, his life becomes unhinged and he escapes into a playboy lifestyle.

About the film

With the arrival of dating apps like Tinder and Happn a new kind of dating has emerged. One which was unimaginable several years ago. We now have access to thousands of potential matches in all shapes and forms. There is a lot of choice. Too much choice.

We have tons of options, yet so little time. We want to try out as many partners as possible, in as short a time as possible. We jump into bed with each other immediately, without even getting to know each other. Getting acquainted takes time, which we don't have anymore. We fuck, but don't make love.

We constantly doubt if the choice we made was the right one. Thousands of better options are, in the end, merely a swipe away. This leads to us setting the bar higher for ourselves and our partners, barring our will to be bound to one person only. This commitment phobia, which arises through a fear of abandonment, is the starting point for this film's development.

Director's Vision

During my research I came across Hannah Cuppen's book “Liefdesbang”. The book explains the dynamic between people that have fear of attachment as well as fear of abandonment, where these fears come from and how to overcome them. In this film I aim to pit these two fears against each other, although they also overlap; fear of attachment arises through fear of abandonment. In both cases you either don't want to attach yourself to someone, or you search for a partner who is afraid to attach his or himself to you. My goal is to make people aware of the cycle of attachment and detachment which results from a fear of attachment or a fear of someone leaving you. I want to confront viewers with the origin of these fears, namely a lack of self-esteem.

 

Quote that inspired the maker

“A ‘fuckboy’ is a young man who sleeps with women without any intention of having a relationship with them or perhaps even walking them to the door post-sex. He’s a womanizer, an especially cold one, as well as kind of a loser.”
Vanity Fair
This project was successfully funded on 19-04-2017

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