"It’s damaging to both sexes that we don’t talk about sexuality as something we are both experiencing equally."
The provenance of the movie, the existence of an artistic work that is created out of great pain and confusion provides the key to both the narrative and transcendence of its denouement.
The 'Diary of a Teenage Girl' star discusses patriarchy's impact on young women.
For Minnie, acting on her sexual desire is transformational. Her mother says, "You have a kind of power -- you just don't know it yet." But indeed, Minnie does know, and she acts. She is a sexual agent who refuses to be manipulated.