Plot summary: 1890s. Laura Tweedle Rambotham enters an exclusive Melbourne ladies’ college. The film follows her struggles with acceptance, conformity, romance, friendship and achievement over the next four years.
Trigger/content warnings: This blog entry contains discussions of racial slurs and bisexual erasure.
In this entry, I look at beauty standards, likability, bisexuality, compulsory heterosexuality and peer pressure in the Australian coming-of-age comedy-drama The Getting of Wisdom. (The content under the cut contains spoilers.)
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Plot Summary: One Friday night in the Swedish town of Amal, Elin, an outgoing popular girl and Agnes, a lonely misfit, share a kiss which sparks a journey of discovery for them both.
Trigger/content warnings: This blog entry contains discussions of homophobia, bi erasure, death, suicide and ableism.
In this entry, I look at lesbian representation, queerness, class, disability and outsiderhood in the Swedish coming-of-age drama Show Me Love. (The content under the cut contains spoilers.)
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