When 20-something-year-old Tanya begins to realize she’s asexual, the highly charged sexualized world she lives in as an actress and partner begins to fall apart and feels more and more like an unbearable nightmare.
As Tanya wakes up to the realization that she does not experience sexual attraction the way the majority of the world does, sexualization is thrown at her in everything she does. She is forced to understand that something is different inside of her. As an actor in an industry that perpetuates womxn’s worth based on sex appeal and an immediate circle of friends who are “woke” to femxle sexual empowerment, her sanity begins to slip away.
Margarita Zhitnikova – “Tanya”
Analine Ignacio – “Izzie”
Brad Calcaterra – “Don”
JP Moraga – “Linus”
Jenilyn Rodriguez – “Corey”
“2 Weeks” is a film about asexuality told in a cinematic, genre-fueled way. It’s about finding the courage to own who you are and not letting the pressure of the world take you. I look to many films for inspiration, both horror films and films about misunderstood protagonists and struggling heroines.
Victoria Negri is an award-winning writer/director/producer/actress. Her feature directorial debut, Gold Star, which she wrote, directed, produced, and starred in, features Oscar-nominated actor Robert Vaughn in his last on-screen performance. The film has gone on to win five awards on the festival circuit, including two Audience Awards, Best Feature Film Award, the Lisa Blount Memorial Award for Acting at the Oxford Film Festival, and Best Supporting Actress for Catherine Curtin at the Blue Whiskey Independent Film Festival. Incubator Big Vision Empty Wallet selected gold Star as an Inaugural Kickstart Diversity Film. Additionally, Victoria has directed and produced numerous short films, music videos, and web series featured at the Lower East Side Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival, Cleveland Film Festival, Cucalorus, Nitehawk Shorts Festival, and more. She’s acted in award-winning features, shorts, and web series featured at Cinequest Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand, Tribeca, and more. Always a cinephile, Victoria is serving as Guest Director of the 2018 Art of Brooklyn Film Festival and a programmer at the 2019 Oxford Film Festival. Additionally, Victoria has written pieces on filmmaking for NoFilmSchool, BtchFlicks, Women and Hollywood, and The Talkhouse. She is a proud member of The Film Fatales, NYWIFT, and The FilmShop.