To be honest, we had mixed feelings going into a film pretty much based on the X-Factor experience here in the UK. I mean c’mon, it could have “cheese factor” written all over it. But with Teen Spirit we were proved quite wrong.
Teen Spirit is the first film from The Handmaid’s Tale actor (now turned director) Max Minghella and stars Elle Fanning. This captivating movie about talent, fame and interpersonal relationships was the centerpiece movie of the 2019 SXSW Film Festival which converged both music and film into an enjoyable experience that celebrates left-of-center electronic pop.
To get a taster, check out Elle Fanning performing Robyn’s seminal pop classic “Dancing On My Own” below and for a deeper dive into the film, Phil and Raj discuss in the above episode of Boys On Film.
Teen Spirit is due in US cinemas this coming week.
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