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Numa Perrier in person! Film Series : 25th Anniversary Black Harvest Film Festival

Jezebel

2019, Numa Perrier, USA, 78 min.
With Tiffany Tenille, Numa Perrier

Show Times

  • Tue, Aug 13th 8:30pm
  • Wed, Aug 14th 6:00pm

“Sensitivity, insight and humor…an auspicious debut for its director-screenwriter.”—Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter

First-time director Perrier smartly flips the script on this coming-of-age tale of an Internet sex worker, bringing her young heroine Tiffany (Tenille) to a place of self-determining empowerment. Cash-strapped and living in a shabby Las Vegas motel room with an extended family that includes her protective older sister Sabrina (Perrier), Tiffany tremulously embarks on a new career as a “sex cam girl.” Dressed in skimpy lingerie and simulating sex acts in a private chat room for online clients, she tosses the cascading curls of her borrowed wig and capitalizes on her innocence under the stage name Jezebel. With this personal story, Perrier brings a female gaze and a confidently alternative point of view to Tiffany’s discovery of her own sexuality and her power over men. DCP digital. (BS)

Writer/director/actor Numa Perrier is scheduled to be present for audience discussion at both screenings.

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