Define Beauty : Names They Give Me

Uncensored comments. That is a scary thought and it doesn’t lead to predict any respectful insight into Internet society, but let’s check it out anyway. This amazing short film by Marie Schuller shows male objectification in a whole new light in this new production of Nowness‘ Define Beauty.

Define Beauty – Internet comments uncensored

Everybody knows about Internet trolls. If you’re on Youtube, it’s become a self-preservation habit not to read the comments below your video or you might be stricken by a concentrate of patriarchal stupidity. Especially if you’re a woman.

Schuller merged footage of dancer Remy Fox with hot guys reading the comments that litter her social media channels. Trolls obviously hide behind their screens, so it’s a very powerful image to watch men say these horrible things out loud.

There’s a contrast between the beauty of Remy Fox shaking her gorgeous ass and the misogyny coming out from sexist men all over the world. What comes out is not even expressions of dislike but actually violent comments that prove rape culture is alive and well. It brings us back to the old conundrum: if you enjoy your sexuality, you’re a whore. If you don’t, you’re a prude. I realize that many, MANY women spend their lives trying to find the right balance between these two images. They want to be sexy, but not too much. We’re all walking on a very thin line, until we realize that nobody can actually tell us what to do or how to be.

Dumb hoe

I’ll fuck the shit out of her

Your kid would be proud of you, whore

I wanna fuck her then leave her just to prove a point


If you’ve seen my latest scene, you know I like classical music. Merging it with strong content allows to amplify the intensity of the images and, in this case, the voices. It perfectly captures the sexist dynamic in our society while allowing us to contemplate the sight of the beautiful Fox, who dances freely.

There’s also an interesting aspect around the guys in the video. They’re young, they’re hot. We tend to think that trolls are socially awkward society’s rejects, but it’s not actually true. It can be anyone! I’ve already met plenty of guys who seem great at first and who then show their ugly, misogynistic faces. It’s not about appearances, it’s about a global mindset that affects everybody.

What do you think?

Define Beauty: Internet Comments Uncensored from NOWNESS on Vimeo.

1 Comment
  1. zain

    March 27, 2020 10:40 pm

    This is so powerful and exactly what I’ve noticed. It’s hard not to- misogyny is steeped into the fabric of our society, as are other prejudices, and I believe we may come to a tipping point as bubbling emotions and awareness take hold, and we come to realize something needs to be done.

    For everyone out there, I hope you can, with time, realize how beautiful you are. You are deserving of love, you always were and always will be. I hope the hurt some of us may cause others will be replaced by understanding of another’s pain, and those of us who are victimized and the subject of such scathing inhumanity can come to heal and realize our worth, infinite and endlessly deep.

    We all have wonderfully tender wells of love inside of us. I hope we can all find ours.

    Thank-you for sharing this video! Take care, all of you:)

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