When bullied Molly Flowers declares her dislike of boys, her boozy and self medicated mother invents a story to shock her into a more sympathetic view. The tale of how Molly had actually been born a boy called Bradford Dillman but, because of Mum's want for a little girl, she asked the doctors to chop her willy off. The offending item has been kept for Molly in a shoebox on top of her wardrobe which now looms over everything she does. Molly's over active imagination manifests itself into the arrival of Bradford Dillman. When Mum denies all knowledge of the tale, who will Molly choose to believe in?
Did You Know?
The short is based on a true story from Emma Burch's childhood. Her mum told Emma she was born a boy and that her original name was Bradford Dillman. Emma believed the story from the age of 3 to 6 and even had a shoebox on top of her wardrobe that she thought contained her penis. It was the reactions Emma would receive telling this tale from her childhood that inspired her to make a short film about it. See more