Kevin Corrigan Is Every Hollywood Hack in NSFW Short ‘The Poet and the Professor’ — Watch

Indiewire - 02-14

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First-time filmmaker Ariel Kavoussi hit upon a very relatable idea when she began working on her debut film: why not twist the trope of the mediocre white man into something a bit more satisfying? She turned her fantasy into reality (or at least, something close to it) in “The Poet and the Professor,” a short film starring Kavoussi as a woman stuck in a love triangle with two pathetic older men, played by Kevin Corrigan and Bob Byington. The film’s title is a reference to Jean Eustache’s 1973 film “The Mother and the Whore,” and also features a love triangle as its narrative core. By inverting the genders and centering her (deeply flawed) character, Kavoussi has made a truly absurdist, provocative, and contemporary feminist film.