‘Sierra Burgess’ romanticizes bad behavior

By Nichelle Harris | Staff Writer|

Sierra Burgess Is A Loser is a new teen flick on Netflix and has caused great buzz throughout the media. A short summary of this film: Sierra Burgess, played by Shannon Purser, is teenage girl who aspires to become a famous writer but is also trying to cope with many pressures high school life can bring such as body insecurities, bullying, and romance. However, the movie also deals with deceit, body shaming, and unrequited love interests.

The movie would be great if it was not filled with nonsensical responses to certain actions in the movie, like the fact that Sierra got away with all the horrible things she’d done to people throughout the movie. The main character lies to her love interest Jamey, played by Noah Centineo, about her identity; in all aspects I could not help but roll my eyes as the movie continued. In addition, when people receive a message from an unknown person, the person who received the text message will usually tell the unknown person they have the wrong number. Normally that is what typically happens all the time; however, Sierra decides to just to be someone she is not, this is a prime example of catfishing. Since when has it ever been okay to lie about your identity? I most definitely think Sierra does not fit into the victim and good guy categories she was placed into.

Furthermore, she betrays the trust of her closest friend, Dan played by RJ Cyler, and the trust of her ex bully turned friend, Veronica played by Kristine Froseth. Instead of listening to her friends to come clean and tell her love interest of her true self she just keeps the act up. In conclusion Sierra is someone who ignores the help of others unless it is for her own benefit.

In conclusion the movie Sierra Burgess Is A Loser, is not a movie I would recommend watching unless you’re  okay with far fetched and unrealistic ideas about high school life.  

About nichelleharris

I'm a senior in high school, I really enjoy reading books, eating, sleeping, running, and writing. I joined the school journalism class to get meet people and cover stories.
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