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We invite you to watch Subjects of Desire on VOD at your leisure and view the conversation hosted by Shawna Myers, DBFF Film Programming Team with Jennifer Holness (Director), Carolyn West (Author, Educator and Expert on film subjects). and cast members Seraiah Nicole and Daeja Sutherland. This content will only be available in Texss from the beginning of the festival- January 27th until it ends on February 6th at 11:59pm. Note this film is only available for viewing in Texas.

Subjects of Desire explores the cultural shift in North American beauty standards towards embracing Black female aesthetics and features while exposing the deliberate and often dangerous portrayals of Black women in the media.Told from the POV of women who aren't afraid to challenge conventional beauty standards, the film is partially set at the 50th Anniversary of the Miss Black America Pageant, a beauty pageant that was created as a political protest.

Subjects of Desire is a culturally significant, provocative film that deconstructs what we understand about race and the power behind beauty.

  • Year
  • Runtime
  • Language
  • Country
    Canada, United Kingdom, United States
  • Rating
    Adult Content
  • Director
    Jennifer Holness
  • Screenwriter
    Jennifer Holness
  • Producer
    Jennifer Holness, Sudz Sutherland
  • Cast
    Ryann Richardson, Alexandra Germain, Seraiah Nicole, Brittany Lewis, Jully Black, Rachel Dolezal, Dr. Cheryl Thompson, Dr. Carolyn West, Dr. Heather Widdows, India Arie