‘Eighth Grade’ & The Other Films That Capture Being A Teenage Girl

Adolescence is one of the trickiest times of your life. It’s the period when you start to really define your identity and start seeking independence from your parents. At the same time, your body is changing, the transition is completely awkward and, at times, embarrassing. As chaotic and emotionally exhausting as the years are, they have been the inspiration for an abundance of quality cinema. There’s something about the teenage experience that keeps drawing audiences back, and as this week’s new release Eighth Grade proves, filmmakers are still able to tell new stories. Directed by Bo Burnham, the film perfectly encapsulates the awkwardness of being a teenage girl, which got us thinking about other films that nail that tumultuous time. Here are some of our favourites.

Eighth Grade

Eighth Grade joins teenage girl Kayla (Elsie Fisher) as she is about to finish the eighth grade. Sadly for

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