The Way She Looks

A young lesbian struggles to come to terms with her gender presentation, while being constantly aware of how the world perceives her. As she shifts in and out of daydreams, she imagines a world where her crush sees her for who she truly is, but she first must find comfort in herself.

  • Charlie McCain
  • Alyssa Ripley
    Key Cast
  • Lexie Van-Voorhees
    Key Cast
  • Stella McCain
  • Bria Lee
    Production Assistant
  • Trie Hall
    Production Assistant
  • Myles Aquino
    Production Assistant
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    coming of age, diary, lgbtq, romance
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 7, 2021
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Colorado Boulder
  • Indie Memphis Film Festival
    Memphis, TN
    United States
    October 20, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Ridgway Independent Film Fest
    Ridgway, Colorado
    United States
    October 7, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Virgil Grillo Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking Award
    Boulder CO
    United States
    May 1, 2021
    Runner Up
Director - Charlie McCain