Having a bodybuilding sister proves emasculating for a young boy in Edward Housden’s short ‘Muscles’

Posted in Film, Short Films
By Sam Bathe on 18 Sep 2014



After his sister takes up bodybuilding, younger brother Richard feels the pressure of his sister being a better boy than he is. Feeling emasculated, Richard starts getting into mischief as Millie goes from strength to strength in the gym. Written and directed by Edward Housden, Muscles is an engaging short film which makes the bold decision to focus on the brother in the background, it’s no wonder it was selected for the Cannes 2010, London 2010 and SXSW 2011 film festivals.

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