Though Netflix’s newest campy revenge comedy, “Do Revenge”, is about in a Gen-Z world, it cleverly imbues the angsty teenage drama with traditional nods to widespread motion pictures from the ’90s and the early aughts. Directed and cowritten by Jennifer Kaytin Robinson (“Someone Great”), “Do Revenge” tells the story of a former It woman, Drea (Camila Mendes), whose social standing at her preppy highschool takes an enormous hit when her intercourse tape will get leaked by her boyfriend (performed by “Euphoria”‘s Austin Abrams) whereas all her fair-weather pals flip towards her. Fueled with rage, Drea joins arms with newly transferred Eleanor (Maya Hawke) to precise revenge on those that harm them up to now.
While the chaotic duo’s elaborate retaliation plans and antics are hilariously scrumptious to witness, the little Easter eggs peppered all through the plot made the entire 120-minute experience all of the extra gratifying and pleasant for teen-movie aficionados. From recreating sure beloved facets of cult-classic teen motion pictures like “Cruel Intentions” and “Mean Girls” to incorporating delicate callbacks from “Jawbreaker” and “Promising Young Women,” listed here are all of the methods wherein “Do Revenge” deftly pays homage to nostalgic Y2K cinema.