If you’re into the type of Pixar short film that tackles a serious social issue, Purl is the movie for you.
The film follows a chipper, pink ball of yarn as she begins her career at B.R.O. Capital. Purl starts out wide-eyed and optimistic, but her eagerness is soon met with the realities of an all-male office.
Sound familiar, ladies?
Written and directed by Kristen Lester and produced by Gillian Libbert-Duncan, Purl is the first short film in Pixar’s SparkShorts program.
Lester recently shared how the inspiration for the film mirrors some of her experiences in the world of animation:
“My first job, I was like the only woman in the room, and so in order to do the thing that I loved, I sort of became one of the guys. And then I came to Pixar and I started to work on teams with women for the first time, and that actually made me realize how much of the female aspect of myself I had sort of buried and left behind.”
Want to watch more SparkShorts? You’re in luck!
Smash and Grab launched on February 11th and Kitbull on February 18th! Check ’em out!