actually good films abt sexual abuse (obvious TW)

these are some actually good films about sexual abuse. that is, they:
• aren't glurgey/hypermoralistic (e.g., going "look how terrible this is" at the expense of exploring the victim's feelings and making the point a better way)
• aren't overly exploitative
• don't exclusively uphold traditional narratives abt sexual abuse (e.g., that it's an exclusively evil-stranger-on-white-woman crime, that it doesn't mostly occur in the family/schools/etc., that men and boys can't be victims and women can't be perpetrators)
• focus primarily on the victim's feelings and don't patronise them
• at least provide victims w/ a way to process their feelings, including through humour

Read notes
  • Dogville
  • Happiness
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • Henry Fool
  • Revolutionary Girl Utena
  • The Alfred Alfer Mixtape