REVIEW: ‘Do Revenge’ brings back revenge genre with modern spin

Multimedia editor Joceline Giron writes that Do Revenge brings back the revenge genre with a modern spin.

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Multimedia editor Joceline Giron writes that “Do Revenge” brings back the revenge genre with a modern spin.

Joceline Giron, Multimedia Editor

“Do Revenge” (2022) directed by Jennifer Kaytin Robinson is a comedy film that brings back the revenge genre with witty lines of dialogue, beautiful sets and beautifully colored outfits. 

The story revolves around Drea (Camilla Mendes), whose life seems to be going well until a private video that was meant for only her boyfriend, Max (Austin Abrams), gets leaked. Following her new social-pariah status, everything she has worked for has gone down the drain. She meets the new girl, Eleanor (Maya Hawke), who seemingly has a vendetta toward one of the girls at her school. The two band together to enact their revenge. 

This amazing movie pays homage to teen classics like “Cruel Intentions,” “Jawbreaker” and “Mean Girls” which were some of the most iconic films of their time. It also includes references to well-remembered scenes from other teen movies, with a paint fight scene between Drea and her love interest Russ (Rish Shah), reminiscent of the paintball fight between love interests Kat and Patrick in “10 Things I Hate About You.” 

Another thing that is very important to the film is the fashion. The fashion of the film is almost like the accumulation of pop culture. The costume designer, Alana Morshead, was able to pull from other teen movies and shows to make a concept that creates a perfect mix for a coming of age movie. The outfits are almost directly inspired by other movies, with the plaid skirt from “Clueless” and the bright colors from “Jawbreaker,” with a modern spin to them. 

Not to mention, the film has an amazing soundtrack. It has a compilation of many recent pop songs like “Brutal” by Olivia Rodrigo and “Happier than Ever” by Billie Eilish, but also throws in songs from the 90s such as “Kids in America,” performed by Maude Latour and “Deceptacon” by Le Tigre. These modern day songs bring the atmosphere to the film that makes it so similar to the famous teen movies that we’ve all seen before. 

If you are ever in the mood to watch a fun and cheesy film where girls try to ruin the lives of others for revenge, then I highly suggest you watch “Do Revenge” (currently streaming on Netflix).