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Bea, Seriously

Short, Drama 9m 2021

Bea decamps to mom’s house in the country to contend with a daunting new chapter. She is adult-adjacent: on the path to discovering who she is, but dissatisfied with her current self. Bea teeters into childish thinking, idealizing a notion of simplicity—that her life will be clarified by the addition of the least abstract new direction, a child. She is growing up faster than she feels ready for, but when confronted with her mother’s steely question about what she actually wants, Bea realizes a baby isn’t it. Having a kid won’t provide a respite from adulthood. Bea craves self-validation and has to figure out how to carve out her place in the world. Her struggle is the tricky process of individuating.


Karen Madar