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April 17, 2015

• Nicole Malek

 
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Why I loved it: 
I am a 22-year-old woman of color. I can’t tell you how unbelievably refreshing and rare it is to see characters of that description onscreen that are people—real people that think for themselves and aren’t just someone’s sister or daughter, standing in the background. The women in Farah Goes Bang look like my friends and talk like my friends.  It is so precious to see my age group portrayed on screen in a way that isn’t condescending. Yes, world, we 22-year-old women have more to talk about than parties and our relationships. We are also more than a bland pastishe of our parents and their problems. And, thank god, Farah Goes Bang understands this, understands us.  
 
Why you should watch it: 
Farah Goes Bang is many things—a road trip movie, a coming of age story, a feminist manifesto—but it is, above all, a testament to the strength of female friendships. The women in this film depend on each other, but don’t always see eye to eye; they support each other, but are equally likely to a girl when she needs to check herself. These are real friendships, readers, complicated and beautiful. That this is true is evidence of how well-written each character is. 
 
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Who made it: 
Laura Goode and Meera Menon co-wrote the script. Goode produced and Menon directed.   

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