Body Issues Addressed Intimately in the Delicate ‘Wear My Skin’

Wear My Skin

Insecurity meets acceptance and conversation in a well-shot short.

Youthful relationship films have been done to death. Tackling serious issues with them, done in a non-schmaltzy, unromanticized way? That’s a bit of a different story. Especially when created with such resonant care as Wear My Skin.

Director/writer Francisco Cabrera finds a quiet blend between an issue film and a slice-of-life relationship snapshot thanks to some tight writing and a particularly good actress in Isabella Estevez Groff.

Some realistic, intimate cinematography by Melina Valdez (not to mention the impeccable lighting) and cyclical sound design supplement the grounded conversation between the film’s stars. Addressing issues within an already solid filmmaking aesthetic is always going to make more of an impact.

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