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News; What Makes a Woman SS18

By Jo Phillips

This article is a condensed version of the original piece from our Dark Romance issue which can be read here.

NEWS-WhatMakesAWoman

The Virgin Suicide’s, chosen by our guest editors, Preen, for this issue of Dark Romance, is a tale of antithesis, of light and dark, of repression and liberation. The movie, adapted from the original book by Jeffrey Eugenides, following a Lisbon family in 1970s midwestern-America, comprised of a teacher father, a strong, pious, stay-at-home, matriarchal mother, and five teenage girls. The girls, who are sheltered from the outside world by their mother, fall into a downward spiral as they are isolated from the community, eventually together concocting a suicide pact. The five girls, all with different stages of adolescences, have their own unique personality which reflects their methods of suicide.