#105: It Chapter Two (3)
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Pennywise. She is, at first, unswayed by his charms as he tries to appeal to her sympathetic nature by asking her for friendship - claiming to be lonely. He soon changes tactics, though, and convinces her that he can make the large birthmark on her face disappear. Even at such a young age, she is suspicious of a grown man requesting her friendship, but she is also so acutely aware of what is required of a girl to be accepted by society that she drops her caution without a second thought. And then she is eaten by a clown. Death by patriarachy.

The final scenes of It Chapter Two are steeped in irony – which is, again, entirely appropriate for a film that constitutes a thorough deconstruction of the range of psychological injuries caused to women and men by patriarchy. The group finally def...

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