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Slut in a Good Way Explores the Double Standard for Sexually Active Women and Men

Slut In A Good Way

Female sexual agency is at the core of director Sophie Lorain and writer Catherine Léger’s young adult comedy Slut in a Good Way. Shot in black and white, the Québécois film tells the story of best friends Charlotte (Marguerite Bouchard), Mégane (Romane Denis), and Aube (Rose Adams).

When Charlotte is heartbroken after her boyfriend comes out as gay and dumps her, Mégane and Aube convince her to work with them at a toy store where there are plenty of young men. There, Charlotte begins to explore female sexual empowerment by engaging in casual sex until she discovers that her male paramours have been running their mouths about her. That’s where the reclamation of the gendered epithet “slut” comes in. The women fight back against the double standard that only women are sluts.

Leaning in to help reclaim the word, the Texas-based Alamo Drafthouse announced it will host “Slut Only” screenings of the film.

The film, which the progressive movie house has dubbed "sex-positive," will screen at Alamo Drafthouses in Austin, New York City, San Francisco, and Omaha.

"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 in a release this week.

Watch an exclusive clip from Slut in a Good Way below and check it out in select theaters March 29.

Tags: film, Women, Video

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