“Cupcake” is a coming-of-age story that follows Simone, an intelligent and independent high school student, on a journey of self-discovery. After her conservative religious community learns that she had sex with her longtime boyfriend, Joshua, Simone is slut-shamed and ostracized by those she previously considered friends. The intense backlash bypasses Joshua, and her situation further deteriorates when he turns on her as well. In the end, Simone must learn to reconcile her sense of self-worth with her beliefs, reject the objectifications being placed on her, and learn to trust herself again.
Directed by Courtney Grace (USA)