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[Nightstream] ‘Miss Blueberry Beauty Pageant’ review: Vampires and tiaras

And the winner is . . .

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Vampires are known as some of the most beautiful monsters of all time. So it stands to reason that they would most likely be great judges of all things beautiful.  Sarah Kennedy’s Miss Blueberry Beauty Pageant (the short screened at the recently concluded Nightstream Film Festival) features a very different type of beauty pageant. Most of the criteria is of the usual evening gown and talent variety. However, there are some pretty severe and unusual consequences as contestants become eliminated. Bloody and full of puffy dresses, Miss Blueberry Beauty Pageant is a darkly funny and clever short film. 

Miss Daisy, Miss Maribelle, and Miss Sandra are all vying for the title of Miss Blueberry. They are very eager until one of the runner ups is dismembered. Hanah Perry, Jericah Potvin, and Joanna Clarke play the three finalists. All three share a strong chemistry and are a wonderfully comedic trio. Artistically, Miss Blueberry Beauty Pageant draws the eye to its bubblegum pink colors. The contestants are dressed in bright gowns and their personalities match their surroundings. The ultra vivid look of the film adds to the quirkiness of the unfolding events. 

Filled with low budget gags, clever dialogue, and lots of hairspray, Miss Blueberry Beauty Pageant is entertaining. Find out who will be crowned queen below!



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