Operculum
TitleOperculum
DirectorTran T Kim Trang
CountryUSA
Year1993
Duration16mins
FormatVhs video, Umatic video
DescriptionSeven cosmetic surgeons in Los Angeles are interviewed on their techniques for blepharoplasty (eyelid operation) within the West Hollywood and Beverly Hills area, conducting initial consultation sessions for cosmetic surgery on the upper and lower eyelids on an Asian woman. The film regards surgery of Asian (predominantly women) eyelids as a self-effacing fantasy of attaining the standard of beauty as maintained in this society, a standard which demands conformity to the norm of being average.