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[TIFF Review] ‘Revenge’ is a Bloody Revisionist Take On the Rape-Revenge Film

Rape-revenge films are a dodgy lot. The premise requires a rape – often exploitative – before the woman can exact bloody revenge on the perpetrators. At best this sets up a damaging association between trauma, sexual assault and the reclamation of female agency. At worst, rape becomes a narrative crutch for lazy writers looking to […]
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