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Wicked Image

By Alan Ng | June 1, 2021

The forces of evil have a problem of the PR variety. Writer/director Caitlin Scherer’s short film, Wicked Image, follows the unholy trinity of Satine, aka Satan (Jessica Sherr); Lucy, aka Lucifer (Leigh Ponce), and DeVille, aka Devil (Heather Brittain O’Scanlon). The three seek the help of Sharke Public Relations and its founder, Vespa (Hope Blackstock).

“The forces of evil have a problem of the PR variety.”

The sinister trio’s problem is that no one believes the evil voice in their head is three people, much less all women. Making matters worse is that social media has rendered them powerless. The three listen to the nefarious human Vespa’s pitch, but could it work?

Running at just under nine minutes, Wicked Image is a light-hearted comedy exploring not only how it is for evil women to be taken seriously but also the true nature of evil in humans. My only criticism is that it can feel a little too much like a comedy skit where a joke or two has to be called out. But even taking that into account, Scherer’s short is fun and performed fabulously by its lead actors.

Wicked Image (2021)

Directed and Written: Caitlin Scherer

Starring: Jessica Sherr, Leigh Ponce, Heather Brittain O'Scanlon, Hope Blackstock, etc.

Movie score: 7/10

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"…fun and performed fabulously..."

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