Saturday, March 28, 2020

Netflix's I AM NOT OKAY WITH THIS: Teen Sex, Teen (Lipstick) Lesbians & "Hey Little Girl"

Here's the IBDb's plot summary for Netflix's I Am Not Okay With This:

Sydney is a [17-year-old] teenage girl navigating the trials and tribulations of high school while dealing with the complexities of her family, her budding sexuality, and mysterious superpowers just beginning to awaken deep within her.

I Am Not Okay with This is yet another raunchy teen series from Netflix. For example, in the first episode of the premier season, Dina, Sydney's schoolmate, shared that she lost her V-card to Bradley Lewis - the high school's jock. And Sydney shared: "Sometimes at night I want to touch myself. But I don't."

By episode 3, Sydney shared with Dina that she lost her V-card to Stanley Barber. At a high school house party, Stanley Barber shared with Sydney, "You do realize that the entire cheerleading squad are actually dong lines of cocaine in the upstairs bathroom?" And Sydney shocked Dina with a teen lipstick lesbian kiss. 

Initially, Dina is taken aback by the girl-on-girl kiss, but by the last episode of the season, Dina told Sydney, at the homecoming dance, to not apologize for the kiss but that she just wasn't expecting it and that, "I didn't not like it." And it appeared that the coeds were going to kiss again, but they were interrupted by an announcement from the principal. 

Consequently, Sydney comes to the conclusion that, despite having sex with Stanley Barber, she's not attracted to him, because she's attracted to Dina. But it's not clear if Sydney's a lesbian or a lipstick lesbian. If she's a lesbian, IRL that would strongly imply that she had been sexually abused by an older male.

Interestingly, I Am Not Okay With This has a score that features Bloodwitch - a fictional band. The lyrics were recorded by 16-year-old vocalist Tatyana Richaud but were written by 51-year-old Graham Coxon. Bloodwitch's "Hey Little Girl" was featured in episode 2. Here are the lyrics:

Hey, little girl
You wanna come to my place?
Hey, little girl
I'm really liking your face, yeah, yeah
Hey, little girl
You really knocked me sideways
Hey, little girl
I hope you're goin' my way, yeah, yeah

We can meet up after school and hang out at the park
Don't have to do no PDEs
Now, doesn't matter when you can't stop

Hey, little girl
You wanna hit the soda bar?
Hey, little girl
Come on, let's ride on my car, yeah, yeah
There's a party at the weekend
If you wanna come
We can laugh at all the squares and have a little fun

Hey, little girl
Hey, little girl
Hey, little girl
Yeah, yeah

"Hey Little Girl" appears to have been sung by Richaud and Coxon, and the person who is attracted to the "little girl" appears to be much older than the nymphet, because he and/or she has a "place" and a car. 

I Am Not Okay With This is based on Charles Forsman's graphic novel of the same name, and the series scored an 86% on Rotten Tomatoes. 

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