FOXFIRE

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Language        
Violence        
Sex        
Nudity        

Release Date: August 23, 1996

Starring: Hedy Burress, Angelina Jolie,
Jenny Lewis, Jenny Shimizu, &
Sarah Rosenberg

Genre: Drama

Audience:

Rating: R

Runtime: 100 minutes

Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Co.

Director: Annette
Haywood-Carter EXECUTIVE
PRODUCERS: Paige Simpson, Mike
Figgis & Laura Friedman

Executive Producer:

Producer: Paige Simpson, Mike Figgis &
Laura Friedman PRODUCERS:
Jeffrey Lurie, John Bard
Manulis & John P. Marsh

Writer: Elizabeth White BASED ON THE
NOVEL: FOXFIRE by Joyce Carol
Oates

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Content:

(Pa, LLL, VV, SSS, NN, A, D, M) Pagan worldview of retribution for crimes; 52 obscenities, 1vulgarity & 14 profanities; moderate violence including students beating up teacher, father held at gun point & accidental shooting; sexual conduct including teacher sexually harassing female student including fondling her breasts, condom demonstrated on a cucumber, lesbianism suggested, talk of sex, & losing virginity; rear male nudity & extended upper female nudity; alcohol use; drug use including marijuana, pills & heroin; miscellaneous immorality including teacher mentally abusing female student, girls break into school, wild driving, stealing cars, arrests & tattooing

Summary:

In FOXFIRE, a loner comes to a Pacific Northwest town and helps a group of outcast girls exact vengeance on a teacher who is sexually harassing them. This movie depicts the vengeance of women scorned. These girls use many obscenities, beat up a man, steal a car, break into a house, and perform other crimes in retaliation for depicted sex crimes against them. In the end, there is no hope for improvement in their depressing lives.

Review:

FOXFIRE centers around a group of high school girls in the Pacific Northwest who don't seem to belong. One day a leather-clad girl, named Legs, visits the school. When Legs hears that Rita is being sexually harassed by a teacher, she decides to do something about it. Legs and three other girls beat up the teacher, and the next day, they receive two weeks suspension from school. The girls go to an abandoned house and get flame tattoos above their right breast. Three football players almost rape one girl, but the other girls come to the rescue and steal the football players' truck. Caught by the police, the girls end up in court and only come back together to help a drug addicted friend.

The relationship between these girls seems to be extremely tenuous. The book FOXFIRE was set in the 1950's. By modernizing the novel, the sense of a social struggle against the times is lost. These girls are rebels and evoke little sympathy. These girls use many obscenities, beat up a man, steal a car, break into a house, and perform other crimes in retaliation for depicted sex crimes against them. In the end, there is no hope for improvement in their depressing lives in the Pacific Northwest, where a teenage girl's future seems as gray as the sky.

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