Director: Annette Haywood-Carter Run Time: 100 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1996
Starring: Hedy Burress, Angelina Jolie, Jenny Lewis, Jenny Shimizu, Sarah Rosenberg, Peter Facinelli
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When a group of girls, all outsiders in their own way, come together to kick the ass of a teacher who has been targeting and sexually violating students, their unfair suspension solidifies a bond that has them posting up in an abandoned house, helping each other out, and just generally being goofs. There’s Maddie (Hedy Burress), the artistic one, who rollerblades through the school halls with her Polaroid camera; Rita (Jenny Lewis), the shy one who has trouble standing up for herself; Goldie (Jenny Shimizu), the tomboy with a drug problem; Violet (Sarah Rosenberg), the “easy” one; and then Legs (Angelina Jolie), the alluring stranger who ignites them all. Strengthening their connection through car rides blasting L7 and stick-and-poke tattoos, they create their own space and rescue each other from potential self-destruction. Foxfire is a rare depiction of teen girl friendship, and Jolie as Legs is an instant icon.