The American Dream has lost its luster in the US, having been distorted and corrupted through endless interpretations and dilutions. This ideal of continuous transformation has been rejected by many. However, in Europe, some still find allure in embracing romanticized narratives and clichés to escape the monotony of daily life.
The aftermath of the American 2020 election and Brexit has further complicated the so-called "special relationship" between the US and UK, bringing questions of identity to the forefront. Amidst uncertain times and the prevalence of western individualism and popular culture, some seek refuge in fantasy worlds.
The Flesh & the Fantasy delves into the lives of British individuals and communities who adopt alternative lifestyles, exploring what it means to appropriate cultural traits while maintaining a sense of identity, belonging, community, and home.