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Spandex Sapiens

Synopsis: 

The son of a Pentecostal preacher, Michael is a bullied boy from Canada. He finds his own world in the spandex-clad heroes of comic books and professional wrestlers on TV. He builds his body and is finally able to wear the spandex tights himself. He moves to faraway Finland, introducing pro-wrestling culture in the country. Young transsexual wrestler Jessica infiltrates into the wrestling company that conservative and old-fashioned Michael runs. She contests Michael both physically and ideologically. Anger and frustration get to Michael who is now forty years old and still searching for a wife. He is looking for love, but first must learn not to hate.

Runtime: 
01:27:00
English subtitle: 
Yes

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Information for the Audience: 

Michael is a bullied son of a pentecostal preacher whose worst enemy is a transgender upstart Jessica Love. Jessica is threatening Michael’s conservative values. Action-packed film Spandex Sapiens follows also the colourful lovelife of Michael who is fantasizing about the return of stoneage (or even the 80s) relationship politics. 

 
Screenings / Awards: 

Official Selection – Doc Point Helsinki 

Directed by: 
OSKARI PASTILA
Writing credits: 
OSKARI PASTILA
Cast: 
MICHAEL MAJALAHTI JESSICA LOVE
Produced by: 
OSKARI PASTILA
Cinematography by: 
AARNE TAPOLA
Film Editing by: 
MARKUS LEPPÄLÄ OSKARI PASTILA ILJA RAUTSI
Release Date: 
Friday, January 1, 2016
Official sites: 
http://syndicado.com/menu/spandex-sapiens/
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