11. Taking revenge
If the crime story of Strangers on a Train were moved from Clueless to high school, the result could be Do Revenge, a dark comedy thriller co-written and directed by Jennifer Kaytin Robinson. Drea (Camila Mendes) is the queen bee whose image is shattered when her boyfriend releases her sex tape; Eleanor (Maya Hawke) is the indie kid who is ostracized when a classmate accuses her of being a predatory lesbian. And then the two girls conspire to take down each other’s nemesis. Robinson told Erica Gonzales at Elle that her film explores the culture of separation, responsibility and changing youth identities — but that’s not its primary purpose. “We want you to have fun,” she says. “We are not trying to solve world peace. This is not a big political statement. It’s just a really fun movie that looks cool and has a bunch of really great actors who are at the peak of their craft and who are just amazing too.”
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