A woman struggles to reach orgasm while her ex's penis is still stuck inside her vagina.

  • Yichien Lee
  • Yichien Lee
  • Wen Ou
  • Alex Bilodeau
  • Eve Zhao
    Key Cast
  • John Potvin
    Key Cast
    "Cameron "
  • Felipe Ferreira
    Key Cast
  • Amy Ollove
    Key Cast
  • Kathryn G Howell
    Key Cast
  • Evariste Gindrey
    Director of Photography
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Body Horror, Comedy, Sex Comedy, Coming of age, Horror, Women FIlm, AAIP
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 39 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 24, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    17,000 USD
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  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Emerson College
Director Biography - Yichien Lee

Yichien Lee is a Taiwanese filmmaker and animator whose work primarily deals with female sexuality and Taiwanese national identity. Her portfolio ranges from genre fiction, personal documentary, character animation, to experimental analog.

Her autobiographical documentary About a Name is a poetic exploration of Taiwanese political dynamics and identity during the COVID pandemic. It was showcased in the 2020 It's All True Emerson College's Documentary Film Festival. Yichien's motion design has been featured in Kacalisiyan: Singers from the Mountainsides (2020), a musical documentary broadcasted nationwide on Public Television Service (TW).

Yichien has a Bachelor's art degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures from National Chung Hsing University in Taichung, Taiwan. Her literary sensibility cultivated her fascination with the gothic genre and uncanny female experiences. She has an MFA in Film and Media Art from Emerson College, MA.

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Director Statement

“TaiL” came to me after I had a heated conversation with friends on why women date horrible men. Is the D– so freaking good? We all know it ain’t worth it. One night, a vision came to me like an Annunciation. A big –no, it’s a regular girth– a very long penis inside a woman’s body, chaining her to a faceless man. And that’s where everything began.

“TaiL” starts as a fable about breaking free from codependency but turns into a celebration of women's versatility and strength. I didn't want to tell a story on how not to be “anchored” by a man. Instead, I want to explore the bewilderment of becoming a “grown-ass woman” and the expectation that comes with it. By juxtaposing coming-of-age comedy with body horror, I seek to encapsulate the two poles of adulthood: sheer terror with moments of laughter.

As a “grown-ass woman,” I have come to realize that adulthood is not necessarily about triumphing over our limitations. Instead, it’s about recognizing our imperfection and embracing the little monster inside all of us.