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The Diary of  a Teenage Girl by Phoebe Gloeckner
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Jun 28, 2011

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I really wanted this to be a histrionic, overblown, obnoxious moral tale about what happens when good girls go bad. I wanted it to be another San Francisco counterculture cliche. It turned out to be an uncomfortably evocative narrative of who we've all been and/or what we've all experienced. Deeply upsetting but not quite depressing, warm yet totally frightening.

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