Winged: confessions of a perfectionist
The following text is an accompaniment to a short film I made which can be found here. I strongly advise you watch it before reading this. And maybe watch it again after reading this.
Clean. Neat. Proper. Perfect. The things that motivate my main character, played by me. And to a certain extent, they also motivate me.Winged is about a young woman who is so much of a perfectionist that if not literally every little thing is perfect, she freaks out. She’ll fixate and focus on that one thing and abandon all of her other responsibilities. She will not think about anything else except that one little tiny imperfection. It is said that perfectionists are the greatest procrastinators, because nothing will ever be perfect or good enough and so they postpone everything because they’re afraid of facing the reality that they are not perfect, that nothing is. This is exactly how I’ve been feeling and behaving for the past year.