Atopic



Atopic

Directed by Lauren Du Pree

Lauren is almost thirty, lives with her parents, and literally tap dances for white people as a career. She’s living the dream. Only one problem: her body is going haywire, and she doesn’t know how to fix it. She’s had eczema since birth, but it’s recently gotten so bad it’s forced her to move home to Seattle and put her Broadway dreams on hold. Through the stress and anxiety, Lauren turns moments of her life into musical fantasies. Can’t sleep? An R&B anthem about insomnia. Insatiable itching in the audition holding room? A studio 54 dance sequence about the euphoria of itching. She’s tried everything from changing her diet to urine therapy, but her skin continues to peel, burn, and itch, and doctors can’t explain why until Lauren discovers topical steroid withdrawal online. Even with a WebMD diagnosis, no one seems to understand how sick she really is, including herself. She escapes the reality of her illness in her incessant daydreams, but escaping can only take her so far as her world crumbles around her.


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