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Watch Now: Destiny Ekaragha's Award-Winning Comedic Short "Tight Jeans"

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by Cynthia Reid
March 3, 2012 4:35 PM
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Thanks to a comment left by S&A follower ScreenNation, I was reminded of  emerging British filmmaker Destiny Ekaragha and after some quick research, discovered her acclaimed short film Tight Jeans is now available online.

The film, which screened at the 2008 Times BFI London Short Film Festival and the 2009 Pan African Film Festival among others, made  Ekaragha an overnight success.  It won the "Rushes Soho Shorts Best New Comer" Award as well.

The synopsis:

"Three black teenagers are becoming frustrated while waiting for their friend. A young white lad walks past wearing super tight jeans. The boys look on until one of them asks the pivotal question, “How can a man wear jeans that tight?” This sparks a debate about race and culture."

Ekaragha, who directed the popular British dramedy The Future WAGS Of Great Britain, is currently developing the coming-of-age comedy Gone Too Far, with writer Bola Agbaje, which you can read about HERE.

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10 Comments

  • Ra | March 11, 2012 8:32 PMReply

    That was excellent. Great comedy, great videography, great everything!

  • Oggie | March 6, 2012 1:15 PMReply

    If your new to Destiny Ekaragha then check out her second and most critically acclaimed film 'The Park' it's just gone online 2 weeks ago and it is a fantastic piece of work, here is the link http://vimeo.com/37463920

  • MOZZIE | March 5, 2012 11:45 AMReply

    Never understood why we could easily understand American dialects (even the strong southern ones) but you can't understand us brits. American imperialism I guess :P

  • Geneva Girl | March 5, 2012 9:51 AMReply

    OMG that was funny. Yeah, I could have used subtitles and translation too. Thanks for that.

  • Screen Nation | March 3, 2012 6:18 PMReply

    Awwww, thats nice, glad to have led on soemthing that has appeared on the mighty glorious S&A. We're honoured. Other than the works you've quoted, we think the reason she is destined for great things comes out in her most recent short The Park, which has been on the circuit for a year or so now. Enjoy http://vimeo.com/37463920

  • geo | March 3, 2012 6:14 PMReply

    I like this! it's funny

  • Betty Chambers | March 3, 2012 5:59 PMReply

    I love the Brits, but I need subtitles or some slang translations.

  • Cyril | March 5, 2012 12:47 AM

    Lol! Open your mind's eyes. Pace them, pause and reflect to decipher, if you have to.
    It's all English!

  • al | March 3, 2012 8:00 PM

    Yeah, I was into it but I had trouble understanding them.

  • NinaG | March 3, 2012 6:50 PM

    LOL me too

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