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‘Promising Young Woman’ rages at rape culture

‘Promising Young Woman’ rages at rape culture
It’s a familiar scene in a romantic comedy: A very drunk woman at a bar is surrounded by a group of khaki-clad men, until one nice guy steps forward to make sure she gets home safely.

Carey Mulligan describes her character in “Promising Young Woman” as an “avenging angel” whose job is to make predatory men see the error of their ways.Carey Mulligan stars as Cassie Thomas in “Promising Young Woman.” As “Promising Young Woman,” which hits theaters on Friday and on-demand in 2021, moves forward, creator Emerald Fennell unravels Cassie’s motivation — a years-long feeling of guilt and unease that made her drop out of medical school.” ‘Coastal Elites,’ HBO’s social satire, gives in to the Trump rage » Fennell, making her feature writing and directorial debut, began working on “Promising Young Woman” in 2017, before the #MeToo movement fully formed, before Harvey Weinstein was arrested or Brett Kavanaugh was nominated to the Supreme Court.

” Most Read “Promising Young Woman” isn’t about men pretending to be good guys.“The majority of the stuff that’s in our film is stuff that we’ve seen in comedies in the last 10 or 15 years,” Mulligan told The News.

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