The film to accompany the Wax II series. Something Else continues this dialogue on objectifying imagery, pornographic poses and heightened feminine ideals: all of which constrict and pain Vasilisa’s character in equal measure. The scenes only begin to effect you and raise problems once her obvious discomfort becomes apparent, which causes the viewer to question their everyday responses for images of women that are frequently used to their disadvantage. Since WAX 2 began a public poster, bus stop and billboard campaign, there have been more examples of the images engaging social commentary and activism.
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