De Buurvrouw is een Kutwijf (‘The Neighbor is a Bitch), digital film teaser, 2019
Note: This is a teaser to the final documentary, as will be finished somewhere around summer 2021 due to the current crisis, which is inevitably holding back the possibility to plan shooting days in the preferred up-close-and-personal manner.
‘De Buurvrouw is een Kutwijf’ is a short, observing documentary about white, cis ‘male culture’, wherein two male friendship groups are followed for a year. ‘De Buurvrouw is een Kutwijf’ aims to either refute or underline arguments regarding the ‘white, cis, straight man’, which are often coined by female and queer feminists.
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 first image to watch the teaser via YouTube. You can also stay up-to-date about the project via @buurvrouwkutwijf on instagram (click here), or donate to the project via GoFundme (click here) - as most funds have been refused.
Set photos and camerawork by Sylke van Wieren, co-production and editing by Fleur Nonnekes, (creative) production, scenario & concept , editing, camerawork and directing by Lilian Anneloes.