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Tribeca 2018: Slut in a Good Way (Charlotte a du fun) Review

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Synopsis: One tipsy evening, Charlotte, the recently heartbroken, Megan, the anti-love anarchist, and Aube, the shy romantic, stumble into the ‘Toy Depot’. Charmed by the male employees, the girls fill out a job application and quickly become part of the ‘Toy Depot’ gang. Charlotte has found the guys to be particularly helpful in getting over her heartbreak, to say the least. But has she taken it too far? The film explores teenage girls’ desires, the blurred lines between sex and friendship, and the unfair double standard imposed upon girls. It is a story of desire, self-censorship, and self-assertion. (IMDB)

Starring: Marguerite BouchardRomane Denis, and Rose Adam

Writer: Catherine Léger

Director: Sophie Lorain

Rating: n/a

Running Time: 89mins

Trailer: n/a

Raunchy teen sex comedies are usually told from a male perspective but this is starting to change. In fact, this is the second raunchy teen sex comedy told from a female perspective although Blockers was split between teens and adults. In this film, there are no adults as this film focused on a trio of best friends named Charlotte (Bouchard), Mégane (Denis), and Aube (Adam). Just like Blockers, the film depends on the relatability of the girls.

This film was about these girls’ sexual awakening, however, the biggest difference between Blockers and this film was that it approached this in a deeper way through the relationships between teen boys and girls, mostly focusing on Charlotte (the film’s french title translates to Charlotte has fun). It was through these relationships that the story exposed the fine line between sex and friendship and that there were different sets of rules for boys and girls.

The girls and the boys for whom they shared sexual conquests with all had endearing quirks that made them fun and often hilarious to watch. The acting was great across the board and next to the funny script, the best part of the film was the chemistry between Bouchard, Denis, and Adam.

Overall, this was a good French-Canadian indie comedy that approaches relationships in a modern and funny way. It is shot in a unique way and was fun to watch thanks to a smart script and engaging performances.

Score: 8.5/10

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