The Paradox About the Body in the Film 'Imperfect'

  • Muria Endah Sokowati Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta
Keywords: Body Shaming, Imperfection, Politics of Representation, Ciswashing, Film Studies


Imperfect: Karir, Cinta dan Timbangan (2019), a film directed by Ernest Prakasa, is successful in reaching the box office, with an attracting audience of more than 2 million. This film is an adaptation of a novel with the same title written by Meira Anastasia and Ernest Prakasa. This film has the potential to educate the audience about the body and the dangers of body shaming, but eventually, it just gets back to mere commercialization. Instead of changing the mindset, what is happening is precisely upholding today’s beauty standards.

Author Biography

Muria Endah Sokowati, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta

Lecturer, researcher, and film enthusiast from the Department of Communication Science, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta Indonesia. She pursued her Ph.D. in Media and Cultural Studies from Universitas Gadjah Mada. Her main interests include communication and media studies, film studies, social media activities, and gender studies. E-mail: [email protected]


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How to Cite
Sokowati, M. E. (2020). The Paradox About the Body in the Film ’Imperfect’. I-Pop: International Journal of Indonesian Popular Culture and Communication, 1(1), 63-66.