Dec 11 2009

GASP for WASP

Published by under Short Films

Wasp- Short Film

Rating: 4 stars

Reasons:

I am a big fan of short films and the reasons are simple: they are short and straight to the point. And that’s why I enjoyed watching Wasp.

The main female character in Wasp is the epitome of teenage mothers in America– running around the street, trying to balance out their hormones and their children. It is scary to see the possible future for many women after they have kids and have no husband/boyfriend/family relative to help take care of their kids. This movie makes me wonder: is having kids at a young age without any support be a reason for the increasing of the poverty rate in a single-mother family household?

5 responses so far




5 Responses to “GASP for WASP”

  1.   Aon 12 Dec 2009 at 3:20 am

    I completely agree with you Chi, I love the straight-to-the-point nature of short films. It cuts out the boring stuff. If only “Min Ye…” were a short film…

  2.   Sijia Sunon 11 Dec 2009 at 11:09 pm

    I really how you put it, “trying to balance out their hormones and their children.” Even for young women without children, it is a constant effort to balance our their hormones with work/school/career.

  3.   harshita parikhon 11 Dec 2009 at 7:23 pm

    I agree that the notion of having 4 kids at such a young age is absurd but still in spite if that I felt that Zoe was giving her best in order to be a good mother to her kids. by good I don’t mean the perfectly caring and understanding mother, but a mother who would put her children before herself (buys soda for her kids and nothing for herself) and would stand by her children when they need her (she fought on behalf of her daughter).

  4.   Rhianna Mohamedon 11 Dec 2009 at 6:41 pm

    I don’t think she’s organized AT ALL.. If she was, she wouldn’t be searching for pennies around her house in order to get her kids a snack (not even a dinner!!).

  5.   Sai Maon 11 Dec 2009 at 12:32 pm

    The stingy mother who is very organized with her budget reminds me of myself–only I don’t have any kids! Nonetheless, seeing her struggles and her emotional epiphany was a touching moment.