Promising Young Woman

Promising Young Woman

hearts beat fast

fucking hell. this is intense shit for a Wednesday evening. in a way this is the flip side to I May Destroy You — this head-on collision of tragedy/humour wrapped in candy-coloured visuals catapults the directness of its ideas/lead character in a way that before 2020 hadn’t been done before. rape and assault and abuse and trauma were always talked about in hush tones, always pushed aside, always woven into the subtext, but never the main story. through the lens of more modern morality (however constantly shifting that is) it’s refreshing and also confronting (maybe not as much to people who have been exposed to it irl, as Mulligan says here “imagine a girl’s worst nightmare”) to see it so boldly displayed (even if the ending dips a little too into its fantasy side). 

tldr: men are trash