[I Love You Very Much]

A loop, a cycle, a merry-go-round, a syndrome… the fantasy cycle of heteronormative romance is deconstructed then reconstructed; re-looped into a ruthless, yet realistic, mosaic that lays bare the dangers that lurk within the merry-go-round of this normative romance syndrome.

  • Amber Rose McNeill
    Normal Porn for Normal People, Andrew Ginger/Likes Dogs, Two Minutes on High
  • Amber Rose McNeill
    Normal Porn for Normal People, Andrew Ginger/Likes Dogs, Two Minutes on High
  • Amber Rose McNeill
    Normal Porn for Normal People, Andrew Ginger/Likes Dogs, Two Minutes on High
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Experimental Documentary, Feminist Cinema
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 6 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 10, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    600 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 16mm, 35mm
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  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Sydney Underground Film Festival
    Sydney, New South Wales
    September 8, 2023
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Amber Rose McNeill

Amber Rose McNeill is an Australian Film Director, Intimacy Coordinator, and Programmer based in Wisconsin. Her work centers around challenging social attitudes towards normative sexuality and traditional gender roles. Critiquing the role of violence in film and media is also a reoccurring focus. Amber Rose’s scope of practice incorporates 16mm, 8mm, video, digital, polaroid, and sampled media within the genres of feminist horror, queer cinema, experimental documentary, and social commentary.

Amber Rose’s films have screened both nationally and internationally at Portland Film Festival, Sydney Underground Film Festival, Oregon Documentary Film Festival, Brooklyn Women’s Film Festival, Liverpool Underground Film Festival, Night of Horrors Festival, Joburg Underground Film Festival, and Milwaukee Underground Film Festival.

Amber Rose graduated with honors in the spring of 2023 with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres, as well as a Minor in Jewish Studies, from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is currently in the process of founding a film festival in Milwaukee that exclusively highlights the work of underrepresented voice in film and video. Her focus with this festival is to create space for filmmakers who are queer, trans, non-binary, Black, Indigenous, Latinx, AAPI, POC, Jewish, femme, fat, disabled and/or any intersection of historically marginalized communities.

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Director Statement

Popular films navigate the dishonesties of the cinematic romance.

Serial killers and their cohorts read segmented love letters from Orson Wells, James Joyce, and Johnny Cash.

Pornography plays to a despondent song that breaks through the fantasy of these maladaptive rom coms. And the hoax that is compulsory heterosexuality is laid bare.

The sale of traditional romance as a sleight of hand under male supremacy is unveiled to simply be the normalization of both a soft and hard form of violence.