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Jennifer's Body

(Karyn Kusama, 2009)

Jennifer, who has blood dripping from her bottom lip, holding a white pencil and sitting in a student desk chair in front of a brown wall splattered with blood.

Written by Juno's Diablo Cody and directed by Karyn Kusama, horror film Jennifer's Body—first considered a flop—is now deemed a queer feminist cult classic.

At the time of its release, Jennifer's Body was dismissed as just another vapid horror film appealing to straight men. Since then, "particularly after the rise of the #MeToo movement," according to the Lily, "the horror flick has taken on cult status with the help of its queer fan base."

Narrated by Needy (Amanda Seyfried), Jennifer's Body unfolds against the backdrop of her obsessive friendship with Jennifer (Megan Fox). When the pair see a touring boy band at the local bar, tragedy—and demonic possession—ensues. Featuring a soundtrack of key 2000s alt-rock and emo-pop artists (including Panic! At The Disco, Hayley Williams, and All Time Low), the film shares a song with A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, screening the following night at the Wex! (DCP, 102 mins.)

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Jennifer, who has blood dripping from her bottom lip, holding a white pencil and sitting in a student desk chair in front of a brown wall splattered with blood.

Jennifer's Body, image courtesy of Walt Disney Studios.

Jennifer waist-deep in a pool of water. She is wearing a white dress with a black ribbon and white arm sleeves. Her dress is stained with blood. She is looking up.

Jennifer's Body, image courtesy of Walt Disney Studios.

Jennifer on top of a brown-haired boy in a tuxedo who is lying against a mossy tree. She is grabbing his jacket, and her open mouth is close to his. His hand is on her thigh.

Jennifer's Body, image courtesy of Walt Disney Studios.

Jennifer with her mouth distortedly wide open, exposing her yellow fanged teeth. Her mouth is ripped in the corners. Blurred trees and greenery are behind her.

Jennifer's Body, image courtesy of Walt Disney Studios.

Jennifer looking to the left. She has long black hair, parted red lips, and silver hoop earrings. There is blue light in the background.

Jennifer's Body, image courtesy of Walt Disney Studios.

FILM/VIDEO PROGRAMS MADE POSSIBLE BY
Cardinal Health

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY
Rohauer Collection Foundation

WEXNER CENTER PROGRAMS MADE POSSIBLE BY
Greater Columbus Arts Council 
The Wexner Family
National Endowment for the Arts 
Ohio Arts Council
L Brands Foundation
The Columbus Foundation
Nationwide Foundation
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Vorys, Sater, Seymour, and Pease

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BY
Mike and Paige Crane
Axium Packaging
CampusParc
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
President Kristina M. Johnson and Mrs. Veronica Meinhard
Nancy Kramer
Larry and Donna James
Lisa Barton
Johanna DeStefano
Jones Day
Alex and Renée Shumate

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