In “Connected,” Luke Gilford’s short filmĀ set in the near-future, Pamela Anderson plays Jackie, an aging looker having a mid-life crisis. Jane Fonda provides voiceover as a motivational speaker who urges Jackie to give-in to a new lifestyle in a commune-like environment. Although the first few minutes might seem somewhat mundane, Pam shows surprising depth in this short as it approaches its climax.

Connected is produced by Motherboard. It should be noted, this short would be rated R for brief nudity, and is NSFW.

Troy Larson is a father, author, and photographer from Fargo, North Dakota.