When people say they would die for fashion, they’re usually talking metaphorically. But in the case of Canadian horror comedy Slaxx , that saying takes a hilariously visceral turn. The indie film, co-written and directed by Elza Kephart ( Go in the Wilderness ), takes place during one night in the hipster clothing store CCC (Canadian Cotton Company), an H&M-inspired workplace that touts their commitment to sustainable, non-GMO, and fair trade fashion.
The store is sterile, color-coordinated, and staffed with a variety of snobby, disgruntled employees forced to repeat the company’s catchphrase “Make A Better Tomorrow Today” with every purchase. Libby (Romane Denis) is the store’s newest hire, a bright-eyed naïf who wholeheartedly believes in the company message.
In her orientation, Libby meets gung-ho store manager Craig (Brett Donahue) and snarky salesgirl Shruti (Sehar Bhojani), who prep Libby on the store’s epic new product launch for Super Shapers: a revolutionary new denim jean designed to conform to your body and make you look amazing.
The employees work through the night to prep for the launch, which includes a midnight streaming session from YouTube fashionista influencer Peyton Jules (Erica Anderson). There’s just one problem: these highly desirable jeans are literally […]
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