The subtle sci fi indie explores identity, surveillance, and survival in a dystopian, not-so-distant future.
Advantageous unfolds in an American city a hundred years away. It feels eerily familiar. Gwen Koh is a single mother working as a spokesperson for the Center for Advanced Health and Living. (Spoiler: definitely not as benign as it sounds.) In danger of losing her job, and her ability to support her daughter, Gwen trials a dangerous, untested Center procedure to continue her career. Advantageous intelligently investigates present-day society’s perspectives on femininity and motherhood and how they intersect with questions of beauty, surveillance and the economy.