This film is inspired by my last years spent in Buenos Aires' nightlife and artistic environments. On one hand I wanted to portray a character with a need to belong somewhere, even if she doesn't care so much about the people as she does a world in which she can unravel her lust, desire and constant escape from adult responsibilities. She will become entwined and at times lost in this smug art world, and at the same time this scene starts to reveal its flaws and lack of content in contrast to her. A punk character, an outsider that comes for everything there is to take without taking part and without caring. The environment becomes superficial— parties, fleeting relations and big words that in her ears make no sound, and therefore become empty for ours as well. This is the other pillar of the film. We call ourselves artists so much that the same word becomes senseless.
Penélope’s promiscuity and carefree nature enabled me to try and show the ways of her generation. She follows her desire and always tries to break the limits of classical morality. I wanted to show the conscious or unconscious attempt to escape from the cultural binarism in which we were educated. Like many of us, she doesn't care about gender (or at least tries not to), she connects with the human being or at least its shell. Maybe this is careless, an act of disruption or a polished progressive look about relationships. The important thing is that it is an attempt. I didn't want to put that discussion in focus but rather show the situations that naturally arise in this modern context.
Penelope's problem is not her freedom or lust— that is her weapon. She is not a victim, she is a strong female character making the most of a male world. What makes her spiral and get lost in a sort of limbo is her incapacity to accept the responsibilities of an adult human being.