We need more directors willing to take risks with films like Get Out.
Young love is idealized as sweet romance, but early sexual experiences are often painful and clumsy and based on lies. It is not merely that a boy will tell a girl almost anything to get her into bed, but that a girl will pretend to believe almost anything, because she is curious, too. “Fat Girl” is the brutally truthful story of the first sexual experiences of a 15-year-old sexpot and her pudgy 12-year-old sister.
The movie was written and directed by Catherine Breillat, a French woman who is fascinated by the physical and psychological details of sex.
Her characters may talk of love, but they rarely feel it and are not necessarily looking for it: Her women, as well as men, have a frank curiosity about what they can do--and what can be done--with their bodies.
Her previous film, the notorious "Romance" was about a sexually unsatisfied woman who goes on a deliberate quest for better sex--and if that sounds like a porn film, “Romance” is not about ecstasy but about plumbing, sweating, hurting, lying and loathing.