The Space Between

Screenwriters: Philiane Phang


Serena, a teacher by day and aspiring professional bodybuilder by night, is deep in debt. Her
father, Charles, bedridden after multiple strokes, escalates Serena’s financial burdens. Charles yearns for a dignified death but Serena keeps him alive out of resentment and loneliness. To maintain her bodybuilding lifestyle, Serena moonlights in the BDSM world of muscle worship, a subculture where clients experience sexual gratification by being dominated by and feeling the muscles of professional bodybuilders. Serena develops a deeper relationship with James, one of her regular clients, and her building confidence helps her confront her fractured relationship with her father and gain momentum as a bodybuilder. When Serena discovers her relationship with James is not as it seems, her newfound lease on life crashes to an end leading to a downward spiral.

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