Cues both overt and covert dictate how women should behave, perceptions of the ‘model woman’ deeply rooted in a patriarchal gaze and drummed into our consciousness throughout our lifetime. In a time where we’re breaking down issues of gender, sexuality and mental health amongst other human qualities, we’re asked to question the systems and structures that once were and navigate a new, fairer world. An exploration of femininity and what this means to the OnTheNose cast, 60 Minutes of Mood Swings unashamedly shatter the patriarchal lense in which we’ve observed the world for millennia and usher in something excitingly new
Located on an unforgiving patriarchal-centric boot camp, OnTheNose await the harsh instructions of an overseeing eye. The bootcamp’s aim to transform these five – already powerful in their own right – women into the so called societal ideal. Taking on the ‘ugly duckling trope’ we often see play out in various arenas, where we’re invited to watch an individual’s process of transformation into a ‘better’ version of themselves, the show lightheartedly pokes fun at this, and with it cleverly starts to pick at the hidden truths as to why the quintet hold the insecurities that they do.