Young & Wild
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Seventeen-year-old Daniela (Alicia Rodríguez in a fearless and unforgettable performance) is obsessed with sex. But her self-proclaimed passion is in direct conflict with her well-to-do, strict evangelical family in Santiago, Chile. Finding an outlet by detailing her ruminations and exploits on her blog Young & Wild to her eager online followers, Daniela soon finds kindred spirits in handsome and pious Tomas and co-worker Antonia. As she struggles to balance both relationships, Daniela learns that having it all - sex, love and eternal salvation - is more complicated than she ever imagined. Masterfully directed by first-timer Marialy Rivas and co-written by Camila Gutiérrez (on whose life story it is based), YOUNG & WILD is a stunning, erotic look at family and youth culture in contemporary Chile.
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Pros: I gave this film five stars because I don't think there is enough work out there that paints an intimate portrait of what it is like to encounter queer feelings while both latina and in a religious household. I also enjoyed the brave way in which the film explores the terrain of relationships both presented in familial and romantic spaces. I think the visual culture presented here will also really appeal to those born in the late 80s and 90s as there is a particular emphasis on those kinds of aesthetics. I also enjoyed the taste in music.
Cons: Not the most concise film. I had to watch it in two sittings. If you are looking for an organized and neat narrative, then this is not the film for you.
Like other recent indie movies such as "Turn me on dammit" this is a refreshing take on the teenage coming of age story.