With its release date pushed back a couple of times never a good signthe Belgian film "Girl," a first feature from director Lukas Dhontlimps onto Netflix this week, covered in a cloud of controversy. It began with the news of Dhont's decision to hold a gender-blind casting call for the lead role of Lara, a trans female ballet dancer, inspired by the journey of Belgian dancer Nora Monsecour. Gender-blind casting may have been well-intentioned but it was a powder keg in this case.
Tyerell Przybycien will be sentenced in December, and faces between five years to life in prison for helping Jchandra Brown hang herself. Tyerell Przybycien19, appeared before a judge Tuesday, pleading guilty to first-degree felony child abuse homicide. Detectives found the incriminating files on his cellphone as part of their investigation into the May hanging death of year-old Jchandra Brown.
Two teenage girls who filmed themselves setting fire to a small gopher tortoise before crushing it to death have been arrested, according to Florida wildlife officials. Jennifer Emoke Greene, 18, and a year-old girl, both from Orange Park, face charges including felony cruelty to animals after a disturbing video surfaced on Facebook last week. The girls were seen kicking and pouring a flammable liquid on the tiny tortoise before setting it on fire while laughing as it tried to escape the flames.
Mae Whitman has oodles of charm as the down-to-earth lead of this harmlessly predictable high school comedy. But a message of acceptance wins out in the end. To deal with her intense crushes, Lara Jean Lana Condor writes secret love letters to the boys she lusts after, which no one is ever meant to see. Of course, these letters end up being sent out and Lara Jean must deal with her feelings, and the implications of the letters, head on.
Catherine Driscoll. In film buff histories, the retrospective compilations produced for awards shows, and in commentary on youth culture, there are two commonly cited histories for teen film. One begins in the s and the other in the s.
Teenagers are filming themselves naked and posting footage on internet sites or sending it to others in Hawke's Bay at a rate that is alarming police and shocking parents. However our youth are bombarded with sexualised images and violence through various media via advertising, movies, music videos and video games. Jones said it was important for parents to discuss the consequences of this.
As a teenager, I had a constant need to gawk over the latest teen-centric shows and movies available to watch. I constantly found new crushes and daydreamed about countless on-screen kisses, living vicariously through so many on-screen characters. I could only imagine how excited I would have been if streaming services like Netflix had existed back when I was a teenager.
The Playlist Staff. This week sees two very different, and very worthwhile, films hit theaters, each dealing with youthful rebellion as their central characters. Because ever since people worked out that teenagers, you know, existed, sometime in the s, angsty, anti-conformist adolescents have been easy to find in your theaters. Check them out below, and let us know your favorites in the comments section.
Based on the best selling debut novel of the same name by American author Jeffrey Eugenidesthe film tells of the lives of five teenage sisters in a middle-class suburb of Detroit during the late s. After the youngest sister makes an initial attempt at suicideher sisters are put under close scrutiny by their parents, eventually being confined to the home, which leads to their increasingly depressive and isolated behavior. Like the novel, the film is told from the perspective of a group of adolescent boys in the neighborhood who are fascinated by the girls.