New short film about AA - "Beauty Queen"

Has anyone heard anything about this project?

There are several YouTubes about the making of it at Michigan State University. Here's one that shows one of the screenwriters who is apparently a woman with AA:

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Comment by Cheryl, Co-founder on March 26, 2012 at 11:12pm

Yes, Kelci Parker wrote the script and rj and I are going to the Premier on Thursday in Detroit. The premier is free and open to anyone who would like to attend.

Comment by Mary on March 26, 2012 at 11:34pm

Please post more about it! I did note an error on the Michigan page - it says the protagonist suffers from "a rare skin disease". Not really accurate.

Comment by Kelci on March 27, 2012 at 1:42am

I wrote the screenplay and I am the sole screenwriter. I've had alopecia since I was 6 years old. You can look at my profile for more background on the film as I've been posting about it on here for the past two years. Additionally, this is the facebook page for the film with more information. MCFA is a collaborative effort between the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Wayne State University. Please note that when the film was taken by MCFA, I lost some of the creative control, often times when things are taken from page to screen and you are not the director or producer things are changed because they "play" better for dramatic purposes to the audience/crowd/general public on screen.

I am not sure what you mean by the comment "not really accurate," for from my understanding, first-hand experience, and doctors/, Alopecia can be classified as a disease and/or medical condition. Let me know if you have any other questions about the film or my experience as the writer or with alopecia.

I hope you can make it to the premier! Thanks!
Comment by Kelci on March 27, 2012 at 1:44am here is my post about the screenplay when it first got picked up.

Comment by Kelci on March 27, 2012 at 1:47am and this the event invite for the premiere

Comment by Mary on March 27, 2012 at 10:31am

Hi Kelci - sorry I missed the original posts about this! Congratulations on this amazing accomplishment. I wish I could be there. Will it be shown anywhere else, or be on TV?

What I meant by my comment "not really accurate" was that AA isn't a "skin disease". It's an auto-immune disease (some Alopecians prefer the term "disorder", but I say "disease"). I guess I don't feel like I have a skin disease. I have an immune system that attacks my hair follicles and tells them to stop growing. Not a big deal, but it caught my eye. I guess I'm sensitive to how we're described.

Comment by Michelle on March 27, 2012 at 7:24pm

Will it be showing in Los Angeles any time soon????? Would love to see it.

Comment by WendiMaria on March 31, 2012 at 10:05am

Well I'm truly sad I missed this!

Comment by Cheryl, Co-founder on April 1, 2012 at 4:20pm

Hi Wendy, Are you a member of the Michigan Group, if not join it, that way if there is anything happening in Michigan, we can let you know.


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