Travel expenses. Video equipment. Lighting. Interview fees. Paying editors. Eating now and then.
Making a movie takes vision, love, creativity, commitment … and money. Become a part of The Best Documentary Ever Made (about armpit hair)! Here’s how:
We’re “selling” frames of the film. You can sponsor a frame of the finished film for just $5. You can sponsor as many or as few as you feel comfortable, but please, oh please sponsor something! We’ll put your name and picture on the site as a thank you (unless of course you don’t want it there).
SO, WHAT IS PITSTACHE?
First of all, a “pitstache” is a patch of hair under ones arm. Like “moustache” only in a different location.
Pitstache the film is a documentary about armpit hair that we’re in the process of filming and making right now as you read this! Yes, RIGHT NOW! (And now).
Love it or hate it no one can deny that a lady with a pitstache gets a double-take. Why is that? Why is it that men are not expected to shave, but women are? Why is it that men who do shave must either be swimmers or gay (or gay swimmers)? Why do women stop shaving and how does the world react to them?
While it may seem silly, making this film is also very important work: Society's demands for how women "have to look" changes over time, and affects millions of women, girls, and men! Is there a connection between obsession with hair removal and self-esteem or eating disorders? Does society's norms affect women's health and opportunities, both for those who follow those norms and those who ignore them?
That's what we're here to find out, and that's why amazing people like author and filmmaker Jean Kilbourne, Lafayette College Professor Susan Basow, and many others have agreed to be interviewed for the film. (See their testimonials here: http://pitstache.com/testimonials