SFW Review: Woman in Stall by Madeleine Sims Fewer and Dusty Mancinelli

I really do not know how to feel about this film. It’s real; its horror, and it’s traumatic. The main character (the woman) handles the tricky situation of sexual harassment wonderfully. The crazy part about this film is how sick the man’s behavior is towards the main character. He is at a business establishment, and he does not even act like it. His gaslighting and relentless badgering made me so mad, but it’s scary, too, because he is trapping the woman in the stall. You do not know his real intentions, but you can be certain that whatever they are, they are not good.

To get out of the stall and make her interview appointment, the woman must confront the man.

Although I am not sure if this man works at the company, I can assume that he is some sort of employee because he has access to the women’s restroom. However, it leaves me wondering who this man is, and that is the scary part because it could be anyone: a potential coworker, an interviewee like her, a member of the janitorial staff, etc.

By the end of the film, the man’s reality is flipped upside-down, and he gets a taste of his own medicine. This man has made a career out of harassing women in public restrooms, but his demeanor changes when a transgender woman walks into the bathroom. His modus operandi is harassing women when they are at their most vulnerable. So, the question is, why did his demeanor change towards the end? Why stop on her account? It is like her mere presence frightens him enough to make him stop what he is doing and leave.

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