The web animation
- Everyone Is Jesus in Purgatory: The general agreement among viewers is that the story's message is "true beauty is unreachable". Others believe it's an allegory for our society's incredibly high beauty standards. Either theory is plausible, and indeed, both of them might be.
- Nightmare Fuel: This video makes putting on lipstick look painful.
- Tear Jerker: The ending.
- Ugly Cute: For a spidery, jack-in-the-box like thing, the machine is surprisingly adorable. Her woobiness probably has something to do with this.
- Uncanny Valley: Everything. Everything.
- The Woobie: The machine. She just wants to be beautiful, but in the end she pays dearly for it.
The Hulu comedy
- Spiritual Successor:
- To Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Both have similar set-ups, where the main character isn't happy in her life (not being in love / just recently dumped) and decides that her life needs to change. For Rebecca in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, she follows an ex-boyfriend to West Covina; for Jules in Dollface, she tries to reconnect to her old girlfriends. They also both have fantasy sequences, Rebecca's being musical numbers, with Jules' generally involve a Cat Lady or some metaphor-turned-literal. The only significant difference between the two shows (aside from one being a musical) is that Rebecca has serious mental health issues, while Jules doesn't.
- The shows even have two actors in common: Vella Lovell (who played Heather in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Alison S. in Dollface) and Esther Povitsky (who played Maya on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Izzy on Dollface.