White Girl

The title does explain what you’re getting into.
The movie starts out very real for the most part. It’s like a very warped episode of the series Girls, a show I feel was written well because it’s honest portrayal of real people, but it’s a show that I dislike because I really know those people, and don’t like them. That gives me an odd feeling about the characters of White Girl, which include a young college age girl named Leah moving into “the Hood”, a place she only witness on a Jay Z album. She walks around with that privilege attitude as she approaches the local Latino drug dealer , who she starts a sexual relationship with. So far the movie is doing a good job at making me unsure what stereotypes I should feel sorriest for.

Then the realness of White Girl becomes more movie like. The trailer shows that realness of a young girl out in the world exploring her wild side, but the movie itself becomes about Leah’s drug dealer boyfriend going to jail and Leah trying to get him out using the drugs he left behind. Though what I describe seems like a zany comedy, White Girl is a very intense ride on a downward spiral.

It is funny watching Leah going in over her head as she basically learns how the world she now lives in works. At the same time, the film is filled with these vivid images of violence and sex, but especially sex.

But White Girl is a movie I enjoined watching, It’s not the art house cinema I thought it would be, and as it started out to be, turning much more into a much more typical “indi” product that cheapens the experience, at the same time making it far more enjoyable for me.

 

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