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Explore the newest Mia Goth feat, Pearl (2022).
The epitome of female rage and longing, Pearl just wants to be a star.
This aspiration soon leads to the abolition of her family, her marriage, her friendships and most evidently, her sanity. The film suffices as a look back at the post-WWI influenza pandemic, but the vision of masks about the fictional town emanates what modern times have looked like for Gen Z, with the addition of a feminine psychopath to ramp up the thematic side of things.
Pearl consistently ruins her own life, hoping to make it better than it ever was by diminishing the people who trapped her in a lonely red barn on the outskirts of town, adding guilt rather than fame to her case. Constant erratic response is what drives Pearl away from her stardom and into a wallowing pit to await her returned-from-war husband and wifely duties.
Mia Goth accentuates a Lady Macbeth style character in Pearl, but as if the Shakespearian villainess was less cowardly and more country.
by Emmy P