11. Do Revenge
If the crime-swapping plot of Strangers on a Train was relocated to the high school from Clueless, the result might be Do Revenge, a black comedy-thriller co-written and directed by Jennifer Kaytin Robinson. Drea (Camila Mendes) is the queen bee whose image is ruined when her boyfriend leaks their sex tape; Eleanor (Maya Hawke) is the indie kid who is ostracised when a classmate accuses her of being a predatory lesbian. And so, the two girls conspire to bring down each other’s arch-enemies. Robinson told Erica Gonzales at Elle that her film explores cancel culture, accountability and shifting adolescent identities – but that’s not its main purpose. “We want you to have a great time,” she says. “We’re not trying to solve world peace. This is not some big political statement. It’s just a really fun movie that looks cool and stars a bunch of really excellent actors who are at the top of their craft, and are also just gorgeous.”
On Netflix from 16 September
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