From My Pale Skin:

Published on Jul 1, 2015

Three months ago, I began posting images of myself without makeup on social media. The following film contains real comments that were left on images of my face.

Over the past few months, I’ve received thousands of messages from people all over the world who suffer or have suffered from acne, an insecurity or self confidence issues.

I wanted to create a film that showed how social media can set unrealistic expectations on both women and men. One challenge many face today, is that as a society, we’re so used to seeing false images of perfection, and comparing ourselves to unrealistic beauty standards that It can be hard to remember the most important thing – You ARE beautiful.

You are beautiful – no matter how flawed you feel, no matter how upset you may about the way you look or how hard you find it to make friends, or be confident. Believe in yourself, and never let anyone tell you’re not beautiful – not even yourself.


The maverick director has a theory that if everybody loves something — we’re thinking McDonald’s, Green Day, John Grisham — you’re better off avoiding it. “If everyone likes a movie,” he says, “there’s usually something kind of lame about it.”
— Richard Linklater


A generation after that, Bieber repeated the feat, and even though he was 20 at the time, the images still sent shock waves across the Internet and met with not a little derision.  “That turned so many heads,” says Billboard‘s Keith Caufield.  “Because it was such a startling thing that Bieber would be in his underwear, sexy and half naked.  It’s like, ‘Whoa, hold on!’  We don’t bat an eye when Britney Spears is in her Intimate line, or if Selena Gomez decides to shoot a sexy music video.  But if a pop guy takes off his shirt in a music video?  It’s like, ‘Oh my God!  Stop the presses!'”


— excerpt from Where The Boys Aren’t: The Slow, Curious Fade of the Male Pop Star
(Entertainment Weekly, July 2015)



01. Lust For Youth – International
02. SQÜRL – Funnel of Love
03. White Lies – Death
04. Future Islands – The Chase
05. Millie Small – Oh Henry
06. John Lurie – The Beast
07. Can – Vitamin C
08. Moon Duo – I Been Gone (Live)
09. Black Marble – Cruel Summer
10. Hidden Ritual – Dusty Dagger
11. The Parrots – To The People Who Showed Me Their Love While I Was Here
12. Hinds – Davey Crockett
13. Bachelorette – The National Grid
14. Lower Dens – Maneater

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