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Is a “Slut-Only” Screenings of a teen comedy a good or bad thing?

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema will host “Slut Only” screenings of a new film that explores teenage sexuality from a girl’s perspective.

The progressive, Texas-based theater circuit says the special, “sex-positive” showings of the French-Canadian comedy Slut in a Good Way will be hosted in Austin, New York City, San Francisco and Omaha, Nebraska, timed to the film’s debut in U.S. theaters later this month.

“Regardless of gender, sexuality, race, or age, Alamo Drafthouse’s ‘Sluts Only’ screenings are meant for anyone that’s ever been marginalized by the word ‘slut,’ and for anyone who believes that open and honest conversations about sex are the best way to defeat double standards. And it’s for anyone who is ready to change the word ‘slut’ from an insult into a rallying cry,” the company said Monday in a press release.

I’m legit concerned that a really bad element of people will seek out the screenings with the intention of “getting laid” with women and girls that they believe are “easy”.    And I couldn’t be any less interested in “reclaiming” the word slut.   I certainly don’t want it as any kind of battle cry.  Plus words don’t work that way.  If someone uses a word with hateful intent, it will hurt.  No matter.

Slut in a Good Way is an exploration of teen sexuality and the double standard women face as it tells the story of a girl named Charlotte, who, in order to get over a breakup, gets a part-time job at a local toy store known for its attractive workers. When Charlotte begins to sleep around, she is branded a slut, while the boys brag about their conquests.  Sophie Lorain directed the black-and-white film, which had its U.S. premiere at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.

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