Must-see new film PromisingYoungWoman raises important questions about consent
Promising Young Woman is as good as everyone is saying.
, Laverne Cox, and Alison Brie, and produced by Margot Robbie, you already know that it’s going to be good. And we can confirm that it is indeed a feminist masterpiece.But it’s not just the starry cast we’ve fallen hard for – the movie raises important questions about
sex and consent.The film centres around Cassie, played by Carey Mulligan, who tricks men she meets in bars and clubs into thinking she’s too drunk to consent to sex. When they get home and the men try to assault her, she reveals herself to be stone cold sober and teaches them a lesson or two.
Cassie’s mission is driven by revenge – specifically, she wants to avenge her best friend Nina. It’s clear from early on in the film that something pretty awful happened to her while they were both at medical school.As Cassie teaches these men some valuable lessons in, erm, not picking up women who can’t consent to sex in clubs, we slowly learn what happened to Nina. headtopics.com
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