Promising Young Podcast #4 - Girls Just Want to Not Get Assaulted

A mini-pod dedicated to Emerald Fennell's blistering revenge fairytale, Promising Young Woman. In this episode we discuss the real big bad of the film: rape culture.

Inspired by Emerald Fennell's revenge thriller Promising Young Woman, out in the UK on Sky Cinema, we present a mini-podcast dedicated to diving deep into the myriad of layers and themes of the film, written and directed by Emerald Fennell.


Writer/podcaster Jordan Crucchiola, writer, podcaster and filmmaker BJ Colangelo and The Final Girls co-founder Anna Bogutskaya discuss the divisive reaction to Promising Young Woman. Be warned: this episode is SPOILERIFIC from the very start.

Everyone has an opinion about this film. It's created huge cultural conversation. We discuss Cassie's rage, the choice to never show Nina, how the film is NOT a rape-revenge movie and how it tackles internalised misogyny and rape culture. 

TW: there is discussion of sexual assault and rape.

Jordan's thread collating all takes on Promising Young Woman can be found HERE

Read BJ's piece on the film's controversial ending HERE.


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