Coming of age films – boy`s or girl`s thing
Yesterday I was given a link to an article in Newser titled " Gals Need Great Coming-of-Age Flick, Too" . It dealt with the matter that while there is an abundance of coming of age movies with boys - the one with girls in the main role are pretty scare . I have noted that myself - but being a boy I have never really felt the need to see what girls are going trough while they are growing as it would be a bit hard to relate their experiences with my own. In fact a better illustration of this phenomen is to be find in another article titled "Where's Our Stand By Me?" published in Jezebel . A short quote from it :
"The relationships shared between the boys seem so real, so true. You forget that you're watching young actors; you feel as if you really get to know what it's like to be an adolescent boy. Yet there isn't really an equivalent for girls"
Is there a good coming of age movie that focuses on girls - at least half as good as the classic Stand by me, will you be interested to see it or read its review ? TheSkyKid.com is open to new challenges - don`t be surprised if we find , watch and review some great coming of age titles with a female lead - you can only help us find them.
Have you ever wondered why there are not that many coming of age films with girls ?