De Buurvrouw is een Kutwijf (‘The Neighbor is a Bitch), digital film teaser, 2022
‘De Buurvrouw is een Kutwijf’ is a Dutch, observing documentary about white, cis ‘male culture’, wherein a tight male friendship group is followed for the span of 2 years, also covering the covid crisis. ‘De Buurvrouw is een Kutwijf’ aims to either refute or underline arguments regarding the ‘white, cis, straight man’, which are often coined by radical feminist activists.
There is a lot of talk about their privilege in modern gender studies: but who really are they [the white, cis, straight men]? Is their life really that much easier because of their privilege? Or is there much more to it? Which stereotypes about young men are true? And which are not? Do these young men maintain a misogynistic idea about women among each other? Are they portraying ideas of internalized -isms? And how do you even talk about your emotions and problems, when, at the same time, you want to meet the expectations that stem from a toxic-masculinity-culture?
Click on the second image for a trailer. You can stay up-to-date about the project and showing dates/locations via @buurvrouwkutwijf on instagram (click here).
(Creative) production, scenario & concept, editing, camerawork and directing by Lilian Anneloes, editing and effects by Daniel Alsina Santos (BigBstrd), additional camerawork by Sylke van Wieren. Partly assisted by Fleur Nonnekes.