Five highlights the shared experience each short film’s title character (“Charlotte (Goodwin),” “Cheyanne (Fonseca),” “Lili (Dawson),” “Mia (Clarkson),” and “Pearl (Tripplehorn)”) endures during the moment of diagnosis. If you love The Big C as much as we do, this is a longer form version of that initial pilot episode and a way to see varied responses and struggles. We all react differently to potentially devastating news. Five holds the mirror up and then offers us a spot of hope.
“Cheyanne” centers on a young stripper and her husband (Kenney) as they try to redefine their relationship with this shocking news. Her treatment requires a double masectomy, which challenges her physically, emotionally, and in her line of work, financially.