Going to the gynecologist is rarely one of people’s favorite things to do, but Maddie Ziegler had a particularly bad time at Molly McGlynn’s. bloody hellDebuting at the SXSW Film Festival, “Tragedy” finds Ziegler playing 16-year-old Lindy, determined to lose her virginity to her boyfriend. But her plans are delayed by an unexpected diagnosis. which challenges her perception. of femininity, sex and herself, personal, crude and at times darkly funny. The film was a great performance for Ziegler, whose natural acting made a lasting impression.
There’s a rain quality hanging in the air. bloody hellwho is a McGlynn sophomore, followed up on her performance in 2017. Mary goes aroundLindy has just moved into her grandmother’s old house with her mother, Rita, played by the thorny thorny Emily Hampshire. Chitt Creek. (You can catch Hampshire in other SXSW features. Appendix.)
Rita is determined to make this place feel like home. Lindy seems to blend in nicely at school. Before long, she and her new best friend Vivian (Juliet Amara) are discussing the possibility that she might be sleeping in bed with her. Dam (D’Pharaoh Woon-ah-Tai), her soon-to-be boyfriend.
Things don’t go according to plan. because she had never menstruated before Lindy had to undergo regular check-ups before her gynecologist prescribed birth control pills. She soon learns from a tactless male obstetrician-gynecologist. She has a fertility condition called MRKH syndrome. She doesn’t have a superficial uterus and vagina. Therefore, she was unable to have children. And vaginal intercourse will be difficult. Her doctor sent her home with a set of expanders for training.
This news was very helpful for Lindy to process. Especially because of the clumsiness that was delivered. She didn’t dare tell Adam or even Vivian. Only her mother knew. And their relationship can be volatile. storming off the field in training Leaving her position in the upcoming meeting She tells Adam she needs “time,” but won’t explain why she made mistakes during the very specific nine months she needed “time.” A naturally icy distance will follow.
Lindy’s calm pose in the storm appears to be another new friend, Jax (Kee Griffin), who openly talks about both heterosexuality and heterosexuality. And hope their parents don’t opt for surgery instead of them. Through her conversations with Jax and the others, Lindy begins to notice all the external forces that seem to shape her relationship with her body. Including male-dominated hospitals capable of treating bodies that go beyond the very rigorous standards and assumptions, such as inherently disgusting.
bloody hell May feel unclear at times But that’s not always a flaw. The film runs the line between spiritual disappointment and laughter. A bitter moment between Lindy and Rita erupts and simmers overnight. Only the sweetest breakfast tray in the morning Like most teenagers The film is full of human emotion. and sometimes many emotions at the same time
Ziegler is an iconic character on the big screen. And she has a quiet charm as Lindy, an effortless athlete who suddenly finds herself struggling in ways she never expected. As Lindy comes to terms with her decline, Ziegler makes her unhappiness relevant and sympathetic. However, she really shines in the final scene, when Lindy begins to come to her senses. And although Ziegler and Hampshire aren’t quite Aligned as a reliable mother-daughter duo, Hampshire brought Rita’s anger to humanity. which in the hands of other actors can feel alienated and two-dimensional (at this point Chitt Creek alum has added that sweet and sour taste)
Woon-A-Tai plays Adam, a heartthrob. It was enough to make the wish that he had to do more. Amara and Griffin feel unused as well. If bloody hell It’s possible that Lindy’s brilliant, subtle development sometimes comes at the expense of other characters. Lindy’s many relationships with others showing a striking similarity to her relationship with her own body. But sometimes the relationship itself can feel a little half-hearted, where a little forgiveness seems too easy.
meanwhile is Lindy’s story and her inner emotional upheaval can be seen consistently and gracefully in the course of the story. Considering the number of male experts that Lindy met Her interactions with women stand out. as the first urge to approach her situation as an athlete. just like a treadmill requires patience The vagina, like everything else, is a muscle. The doctor said to straighten it out.
bloody hellwith clarity on screen ginger snaps Reference Clearly understand how the period and its attendance are connected to the spirit and the supernatural. Sometimes the cold and blue atmosphere can be felt. twilight– adjacent
Although the film is clearly a comedy But audiences could be forgiven for times wondering if the movie will morph into a world of horror. (Does anyone remember the movie tooth?) However, over time Lindy’s conversation with the others. that can relate to her experience At least in part, female doctor Jax and her mother have reassured her. Being a teenager can be bloody. But this defiant teen comedy is pretty cool.
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