Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Sexuality DIscovered through "Diary of a Teenage Girl"

The new Marielle Heller directed film, "Diary of a Teenage Girl," is an intriguing representation of one young woman's experience as she explores her sexuality and doesn't sugar-coat the process like many Hollywood movies do. In an interview featured in The Guardian, Heller says "We need to see women’s stories reflected in ways that feel genuine and honest,” she says. “I think [mainstream cinema] does such a disservice to women by trivializing them and their emotions.” 

I look forward to the film (starring Bel Powley, Kristen Wiig, and Alexander Skarsgård) and hope to see a "real," or least semi-authentic portrayal of what it's like to be a teenage girl going through the confusing, exciting, and scary time that is puberty and discovery. 

Click here for The Guardian interview. 

1 comment:

Lela said...

I have not seen or heard of this yet but am SO EXCITED to watch it:) Perhaps it can become part of Girls Studies viewing opportunities. There tend to be so many relevant and important films, I may need to co-propose a "Girlhood in Film" course one day!!!