Episode 1

Promising Young Woman (2020)

We start Season 3 with the opening salvo of Promising Young Woman, a genre confection spiked with razors that rides the line between pitch-black comedy, exploitation rape-revenge, and 90s romcom. Carey Mulligan plays a down and out con artist who reaps revenge on date rapists and anyone associated with a life-altering crime that took her best friend. A saccharine sheen is mixed with catastrophic trauma, and the die feels cast in the opening scenes of slurred pink and runny red. 

Join us as we trace the life of Promising Young Woman from conception (opening scene spark) to production (shoestring shoot) to release (film twitter hype) and reception (loved by many, hated by few).