A body poem film, 2019


Celebrating the hypnotic plasticity of a larger body, tenderfluid is visible softness as protest.

A counterpoint to the rigidity of diet culture, cis-heteronormativity and toxic dogmas of weight gain & queerness as failure.

Using poetry & intimate self-portraiture, tenderfluid is as an act of reclaiming body autonomy in a society laden with fatphobic rhetoric, allowing fat flesh space on screen to express its internalised shame, unexpressed rage and, ultimately, defiant hopefulness.


A Film by Liberty Antonia Sadler

Camera: Natalie Anastasiou

Recordist: Orlando Sadler