The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Minnie Goetze is a 15-year-old aspiring comic-book artist, coming of age in the haze of the 1970s in San Francisco. Insatiably curious about the world around her, Minnie is a pretty typical teenage girl. Oh, except that she’s sleeping with her mother’s boyfriend.


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  • ★★★½ review by matt lynch on Letterboxd

    Wow, the WIMPY KID series took a bit of a turn, huh?

  • ★★★★½ review by Eli Hayes on Letterboxd

    Minnie's little sister, Gretel, is quite possibly the

    greatest character ever to grace the silver screen.

  • ★★★★½ review by brat pitt on Letterboxd

    tbfh im never serious about reviews but here we go:

    this film perfectly encapsulates what being a teenage girl is like and how scary/confusing/empowering it is to discover sexuality and love. required viewing for anyone who has been a teenage girl because it WILL resonate. also required viewing for anyone who hasn't been a teenage girl because this particular demographic is almost never represented accurately in films. minnie is not the ditzy stereotype -- she is a complex character who shows the viewers that teenage girls are people. flawed and immature people, but people nonetheless.

    we need more female directors so more films like this one can be made.

  • ★★★★ review by Matt Singer on Letterboxd

    Is it weird for a 34-year-old man to be really into a movie about a horny teenage girl? This reminded me of the way I felt as a kid discovering CLERKS for the first time, where it was like a film was made just for me, with an honesty and perspective that other movies lacked. I have a hunch DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL is going to be that movie for a lot of young women.

  • ★★★★½ review by jose on Letterboxd

    damn wish I lost my virginity at 15 to alexander skarsgard

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