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