Next week, Netflix plans to dominate your weekend once again and possibly cut into your TATBILB (we need to come up with a shorter acronym) millionth viewing with their next foray into teen rom-com-drama, Sierra Burgess Is a Loser.
A modern day take on Cyrano de Bergerac, the film centers around an intelligent but not “cookie cutter” beautiful teen and her text romance with a hot football player. The problem? He mistakes her for someone else – the popular cheerleader and the bane of Sierra’s high school existence. The two girls put their differences aside, and decide to help each other. Unfortunately because catfishing never ends the way you intend it to, their plan hits a few snags.
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Sure, this premise has been done countless times before (see my guilty pleasure The Truth About Cats and Dogs). Yes, we can probably figure out the ending. However, Sierra Burgess Is a Loser focuses more on self-acceptance and love, breaking out of your comfort zone, and retaining your individuality at a time when conformity and socital ideals are the norm.
Plus, it just looks so damn adorable. Here’s just a couple more reasons why I plan on being obsessed with Sierra Burgess:
Justice for Barb
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Our favorite Demogorgon victim finally gets her own role, and most likely it will not end with her marinating in the upside down.
Shannon Purser plays the title role, complete with a band uniform that wouldn’t even flatter a supermodel and a vulnerability that brings us all back to high school and our own teenage – perhaps even adult – insecurities. Plus, the actress tweeted this and essentially proved that she’s one of our people:
all these years of having dramatic fake conversations alone in my room have really prepared me for this job
— Shannon Purser ? (@shannonpurser) August 28, 2018
Teen Julie, who also rocked a high school band uniform while laying down some sweet flute solos, says “Amen” to this.
Two Words: Noah. Centineo.
Chances are if you’re reading this, you also saw TATBILB. Because you’re human and have hormones, there’s even a greater chance that you lusted for Peter Kavinsky aka Noah Centineo. Ten bucks says you quickly Googled him, found out he’s 22, felt better about your obsession, and have group text messages devoted to his hotness.
America’s all time greatest high school boyfriend switches school and trades his lacrosse pads for some football pads. Now I could be wrong but from the preview alone, it appears to be another Peter Kavinsky role. Guess what? I’m perfectly fine with that.
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We need more Peter Kavinsky in our lives.