CULTURE & ARTS
09/15/2014 10:18 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Everything Wrong With Western Beauty Standards, In One Horrifying Animation (NSFW)

"Supervenus" is a short film by animator Frederic Doazan that manages to capture all the horror and grotesque idolatry wrapped up in Western beauty standards... in just under two and a half minutes.

WARNING: This film is not for the weakhearted. It takes a tame sketch of a nude woman and cuts, tweaks and snips at it until it resembles a zombie-like figure. The plastic gloves, scalpel and precise trimming of body hair only up the ante of this strange and captivating commentary on the impossibility of female body expectations.

"Western society imposes standards of beauty inconsistent with physical and psychological health," reads the YouTube description of the video. "Disorders such as anorexia and addiction to cosmetic surgery and body dysmorphic disorder in both men and women are encouraged. It is imposing an image of physical care seeking eternal youth."

Feast your eyes on the illuminating horror above.

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