Tracey just wanted to spend some time in the tub to indulge in the pleasures of onanism. But neither the tub, nor her body, will align with her desired plans.
Tracey likes warm water in her parts. And also, to take note of all that it’s happening in her little book of pleasures. But suddenly, from the bathtub faucet putrid liquids start to pour. What to do? The plumber, after calling her “hon”, reveals he is not available. So Tracey has to take matters into her own hands and go down to the basement. Daphne Gardner is a screenwriter and director from Baltimore, that has been working in Comedy Central for the past years and In the Flesh is her first fiction short film. This is a surreal tale of feminist horror, where the space to laugh, as told by the director herself, is found between the absurdity of existence and the terrors of life. Plumbing liaisons: there is another film in this year’s edition of IndieLisboa to work “the pipe” as a sexual metaphor for vitality and jouissance. It is the Swiss animation, Pipes, also present in the section Mouth of Madness. (Carlos Natálio)