Tampoon

Directed by Jeanne Jo

It’s a perfect night: Miranda is about to take her new boyfriend Sean out to a party for the first time as a couple. What could go wrong? Unfortunately, Sean doesn’t believe in monogamy — and Miranda has just inserted a possessed TAMPON into her vagina. When Miranda gives Sean another chance, her Tampon comes to life and pulls the string on this bad relationship for good.

Director's Statement

No one loves a tampon. I remember sitting on the toilet at age thirteen, unfolding a tampon insertion diagram and trying to figure out what goes where, like a gunshot victim assembling an IKEA chair. No one loves a tourniquet either—but when you’re bleeding out, what other choice do you have?

When Nick and I sat down to write this, we began to think about how much of a woman’s routine in the bathroom could be seen as strange and terrifying in the context of a horror movie. Perhaps the scariest part is the tampon, which literally stays inside your body, plugging the blood flow until you are done with it—or it is done with you.

But while the tampon may seem monstrous, I’d like to see it as a misunderstood friend—unloved and unwelcome though it may be. The kind of friend that does an unpleasant task without complaint, or tells you a difficult truth about yourself that you may not want to hear.

I’ve had boyfriends like “Sean” (whose dialogue I have mostly lifted from life) whom I loved despite myself, whom I’d be willing to do just about anything to keep around—and I often wish I’d had the kind of friend who could do the hard thing for me and end it. And why not the friend who already absorbs my least pleasant
burden?

Why not a killer tampon?

– Jeanne Jo


Credits

Director |  Jeanne Jo

Writers | Jeanne Jo & Nicholas Musurca

Director of Photography | Serena Kuo

Music | Tommy Walter

Production Design | Kerry Yang

Editor | Matt Zunich

Sound Recording | Xu Zhang & Mahin Ibrahim

Sound Editing & Mixing | Zheng Jia

Cast | Alexandra August, JJ Dunlap, Jeanne Jo(voice)

Producer | Jeanne Jo

Associate Producer |  Josh McVeigh-Schultz
Assistant Director | Shaun Duffy
1st AC | Ashton Oh
Gaffer | Chelsea Pettit
Art Director | Steve Emmons
Key MUA | Abbie Alvarez
MUA | Jaclyn Lopez
Colorist | Hunter Jr

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