Thursday, September 24, 2015

Diary of a Teenage Girl

Over the weekend I saw Diary of a Teenage Girl. I really liked it. It's about a 15 year old girl in 1976 enjoying and exploring her sexuality. She loses her virginity to her mother's boyfriend and has an affair with him. This is something I thought I'd have a very hard time with, but there was something so honest and compassionate about the filmmaking that made the potential sordidness okay, or at least understandable. The characters were well developed, and the actress who played the girl, Minnie, was wonderful. She conveyed vulnerability and joy and confusion so well. Also, she was very assertive and unapologetic about her desires, which was great to see. It is a very moving, smart, and tender movie.

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