SWINE 2019 Issue 3

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Film Preview: Booksmart BY JESSICA MURDOCH I’d heard a lot of hype on Twitter about Booksmart (Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut), so when the opportunity came along for an early viewing I was excited to check it out. Nerdy girls concerned that they had missed out on the fun of high school? Seems like a premise that was just a little too relatable. In an early scene we see one of our main protagonists Molly (Beanie Feldstein, who you may have seen in the best friend role in 2017’s Lady Bird) sitting on the toilet correcting the basic grammar errors in the graffiti. I’ve never seen myself so clearly on screen. While she’s sitting there, she overhears a few of her classmates talking about her and her best friend Amy (Kaitlyn Dever) and — here’s where she and I differ— walks