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Fifteen million Americans suffer from a disorder that most have never heard of. Trichotillomania is a body focused repetitive behavioral disorder that causes sufferers to pull out their hair. Trichster follows seven individuals over one year, documenting their daily challenges as they each determine how their hair pulling defines them. This film aims to normalize this often-misunderstood disorder by presenting the perspective of the people who live with it every day.
Trichster follows seven individuals as they navigate the complicated emotions surrounding their hair pulling disorder, clinically known as Trichotillomania, and the effect it has on their daily lives. The disorder is an ever present part of their lives following them through family dinners, school projects, starting careers, and building relationships. Some go to great lengths to hide the effects of the disorder, some strive to become pull-free, while others decide to accept their desires to pull. Ultimately they must each decide how much they allow Trichotillomania to define who they are as people.