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‘Female Pervert’ Trailer

Phoebe, a painfully awkward, sex obsessed video game designer meets a series of men in hopes of sparking a love connection as she follows a twisted path to self-empowerment.
Phoebe is a lonely young woman seeking a true connection in the modern world. Unfortunately, she doesn’t relate to people like most in “normal society.” So she starts seeing a therapist, she changes her diet and joins a book club. As her path to self-improvement unfurls, some of her more eccentric interests lead her down a darker path. She meets a series of men along the way, hoping to spark a love connection. But her perversions are hard to suppress, and she scares them away with her unsettling, absurd behavior. Will she be able to change? Or will she accept her fate as a female pervert?
No testicle is safe in this deft, razor-sharp comedy that empowers women by playfully objectifying men. Actress/musician Jiyoung Lee (writer director of the 2013 feature film Moral Sleaze) steps behind the camera to give viewers a hilarious yet introspective film that pokes fun, and sometimes sex toys, at feminism, masculinity and Millennials. Featuring a star-making performance by Jennifer Kim (Mozart In the Jungle), whose Phoebe character is as endearing as she is crass, FEMALE PERVERT delivers more than just laughs. Like Lena Dunham, wrier/director Jiyoung Lee joins the ranks of a select group of women filmmakers whose unapologetically bold work turns society’s notion of female sexuality on its ear.

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