Part of the appeal of this doc for me is watching filmmakers bang their heads against the wall trying to capture all the glamorous parts of a story thats power actually comes from the journey, not the destination—a life lesson its enlightened subject knows best.
As stark and blunt of an indictment on male predation as it gets, and a squarely traumatic and likely triggering film for many women, the director has left little of the emotional tumult of female adolescence, sexuality, and body image to the imagination.
A thorough examination of what it means to always be knocking at the door of athletic superiority but perhaps knowing that it comes at too high of a personal cost. In this case, mental health issues are exposed as just as normal of a challenge as physical injury.
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