Honor Society review - A sharp, surprisingly dark high school comedy

By Hardik Wasanwal

Honor Society, a dark comedy about high school distinguished students, opens with the familiar faces of pop feminism: BeyoncΓ© and Billie Eilish.

Those are the faces Honor Rose (Spider-Man movies' Angourie Rice) sees on her wall as she goes through her long morning routine before senior year β€” white stripes for her teeth, jade rolls across her face, her blonde bob. But the ladder.

The montage recounts the opening scene of Booksmart, another scathing film about achieving more than teenage girls.

But while BookSmart's aspiring heroes sincerely adore RBG, Michelle Obama and Gloria Steinem, those less inspired ("Fuck those losers, fuck them in their stupid fucking faces," says Benny Feldstein's Molly School. Hears before), Honor's posters are proudly utilitarian, his approach pure disdain.

There's an element of Emerald Fennell's Promising Young Woman here, because every move of Honor, like Carey Mulligan's Cassie, is a crazy, eccentric obsession (a satirical fixation with a reputation as a treat, rather than #MeToo revenge). emanated from.

Both films cast Christopher Mintz-Plasse as a good-looking, ultimately sinister manβ€”here, as Honor's Leary Guidance Counselor, who per year recommends one student to his best friend, a Harvard alum. chooses for.

It's heartening that a female protagonist recognizes that her only motivation is to make other people jealous, so villainizing the ideal of being well-rounded.