Sexy: An Animated Poem
An animated poem. Five friends argue, wax poetic and get nasty when they attempt to answer the question, "What is sexy?" From serious to sultry, revealing to raunchy, from romance to one night stands, this film is an ode to a subject to which all of us can relate.
The animation in "Sexy" is an amalgam of styles and techniques. The images in the film are an accompaniment to the poetry format of the script, a visual poem that plays out before the eyes. From traditional cell animation to cut-out, computer generated to pen and ink, from collage to illustration, the animation and design of the film is as diverse as the answers given to "What is sexy?"
"Sexy" is a film that combines humor and seriousness to explore the differences that separate us and the similarities that bind us together. It’s about beauty and where different people find it, it’s about being gay and about being straight, all told through the prism of the question "What is sexy?"
"Sexy" is in a category very unexplored in the film world – that of non-traditional animation that explores, in part, gay content, but in a way that is accessible to everyone. "Sexy" is not a traditional narrative, but it does tell a story. It is character-driven but largely through the audio, while the visuals operate simulataneously on a parallel dynamic – illustrating what the characters are saying rather than the characters themselves. The film is meant to stand as both a playfully artistic endeavour and as an accessible and entertaining film on a subject to which we can all relate.
A film by Tom Whitman and Dustin Woehrmann
Written by Tom Whitman
Directed by Tom Whitman and Dustin Woehrmann
Character 1 Chad Allen
Character 2 Steven Petrarca
Character 3 Guillermo Diaz
Character 4 Meredith Scott Lynn
Character 5 Michaline Babich
Animators: Dustin Woehrmann