Winner - Special Jury Award, Documentary Feature, SXSW Film Festival, 2023
One day, 22-year-old engineering student Taylor gets a Facebook message from a friend with a link. She clicks and sees her own face looking back at her in hardcore pornography. Taylor has been deep-faked: her face has been pulled from her social media and digitally altered to appear in six porn videos without her consent.
The creator has put these videos on a Pornhub profile impersonating her, listing her real name, college and hometown, and soliciting men to hit her up. Taylor is devastated. She doesn’t know who to trust, or what to do. She calls the police but they respond with victim-blaming and incompetence.
When Taylor learns that fellow student Julia has also been targeted, the two women dive headfirst into the underground world of deepfakes, uncovering an online community of men terrorizing women—celebrities, colleagues, friends—and eight more students who have been targeted in the same way, meaning that the culprit must be someone they all know.
Join director Sophie Compton for a Q&A after the November 13 screening, moderated by a representative from WomanACT.
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