Pluck is director Neasa Hardiman and writer Emma Donoghue’s humorous take on how one little hair can create big problems in a marriage.
When Liz’s husband Joe spots a hair growing out of her chin, he is repulsed. He becomes increasingly tormented by hair while reading to his daughter, cleaning the bathroom and watching the adverts on TV. When his hallucinations begin to spiral out of control, he goes to great lengths to get to the root of the problem.
Despite the comedic tone, the film challenges gender norms – Joe is the primary caregiver in the home, Liz has a demanding job – and raises interesting questions about male expectations of female beauty.
This film is part of F-Rated: Short Films by Irish Women. To view more from the collection click here.