updated: 27/09/2004

bearded ladies: Human Nature

At puberty Lila Jute (Hilary Duff) starts to grow chest hair and a doctor advises that her condition might get worse as she grows to adulthood. After a spell in a freak show the adult and very hairy Lila (Patricia Arquette) retires to the woods to live in peace. She returns to civilisation in search of effective depilation and a man: after that her life gets complicated and the film gets funnier.

Tony Gardner was responsible for the special makeup effects; Barney Burman was key prosthetic makeup artist (and responsible for Patricia’s very fine bald-cap in the shaving scene).