When you’re questioning the grammatical construction of the title of Jennifer Kaytin Robinson’s new movie, “Do Revenge,” Camila Mendes’s Drea — who cash the time period within the pic — doesn’t give a fuck. As we see in a newly launched trailer for the Netflix characteristic, Drea is just too busy cooking up methods of getting again at her boyfriend, who has seemingly made public an intimate video of her and left her feeling humiliated.
When 17-year-old Drea meets new switch scholar Eleanor (Maya Hawke) — who has found she now attends the identical faculty as bully Carissa (Ava Capri), who began a rumor about Eleanor being predatory in the direction of different women at age 13 — the 2 type an unlikely friendship to help each other in exacting one another’s revenge towards their respective tormentors. Because the trailer reveals, Drea is amused by Eleanor’s perhaps-a-little-too-intense want for vengeance, commenting that she’s “giving off some severe Glenn Shut in ‘Deadly Attraction’ power.” Or “Glennergy,” as Eleanor quips.
The darkish comedy clearly isn’t taking itself too critically, with Drea’s boyfriend, Max (Austin Abrams), beginning up “The Cis-Hetero Males Championing Feminine Figuring out College students League” whereas on his apology tour. Drea bangs her head towards a wall on the all-too-transparent announcement, whereas he receives applause.
Directed by Jennifer Kaytin Robinson — who additionally co-wrote with Celeste Ballard, one among her “Candy/Vicious” collaborators — “Do Revenge” is the filmmaker’s sophomore characteristic, following 2019’s “Somebody Nice,” additionally for Netflix. She can also be the creator of much-loved however short-lived sequence “Candy/Vicious,” about two teenage women who flip vigilante to take revenge on rapists and abusers on their school campus. Robinson’s different credit embody the “Thor: Love and Thunder” screenplay, and she or he served as a consulting producer on Marvel’s “Hawkeye.”
Mendes has been an everyday on The CW’s teen drama “Riverdale” since its 2017 premiere. Her different credit embody characteristic movie “Palm Springs,” whereas “Stranger Issues” star Hawke additionally appeared in Netflix teen horror flick “Worry Road: Half One – 1994.”
“Do Revenge” premieres on Netflix September 16.