So, I only watched this movie out of boredom and TikTok showing me a trailer times. If I’m being honest, I didn’t expect to enjoy it, Say what you will, but I still have bad tastes in my mouth from Tall Girl and The Kissing Booth (I refuse to watch the sequel) but I figured reviewing a bad movie with a lot of buzz would generate some traffic. Yes I confess, I did it out of boredom and clicks. Imagine my surprise when this one actually turned out good. Let me repeat, it’s good, but not great. The parts that work, work pretty well, but there’s a handful of parts that didn’t work for me. There’s a trans woman character whose story is incredibly valid ad non-offensive, but they only give it a single scene, there’s a beautiful LGBT moment that never gets more exploration, and even though the main girl did create the thing, a group of black women are the ones who turned it into a movement. The best moments are honest the ones that break your expectations and make the film more about intersectional feminism and not just a rebellious white kid. I won’t spoil it for you, but there’s a truly great scene in the later half that brings up the always avoided issue of race.
Personally I hope this movie gets a ton of buzz and becomes the generation girl film it wants to be. It’s a thousand times better than the mess my generation got (Mean Girls is TRASH and I will die on that hill) and way better than a lot of other movies being pushed to teens right now.