By Lori Perkins
Wouldn’t that have been amazing, in and of itself? But the even more amazing thing about this short animated film is how revolutionary it is.
When I heard Pedro Pascal sputter out the film’s title on the Academy Awards, I thought it was going to be a film about a woman’s annoyance at the many dick picks she had been sent over a year, but instead it was this honest, touching five-chapter animated film about a young girl’s quest to relinquish her virginity in the 90’s.
Each chapter features a different young man that the teen narrator, Pamela, thinks she’s falling for. Each chapter is in a different animated style to coordinate with the different “dicks.” There are no actually dicks depicted in the film, just the men/boys that own them.
It’s funny and poignant and just an amazing piece of female-centered young adult film making that I never thought would ever get nominated for an Oscar.
How awesome would it have been to have something like this win in the year when something as nontraditional as EEAAO, a sci-fi, romance, action-adventure metaverse movie, swept the Oscars? I guess this would have been too much.
My Year of Dicks is on Hulu, but you can also watch it online at Vimeo, https://vimeo.com/785947192