Although Netflix’s newest campy revenge comedy, “Do Revenge”, is about in a Gen-Z world, it cleverly imbues the angsty teenage drama with basic nods to well-liked motion pictures from the ’90s and the early aughts. Directed and cowritten by Jennifer Kaytin Robinson (“Somebody Nice”), “Do Revenge” tells the story of a former It lady, Drea (Camila Mendes), whose social standing at her preppy highschool takes a large hit when her intercourse tape will get leaked by her boyfriend (performed by “Euphoria“‘s Austin Abrams) whereas all her fair-weather associates flip in opposition to her. Fueled with rage, Drea joins arms with newly transferred Eleanor (Maya Hawke) to actual revenge on those that damage them previously.
Whereas 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 trip all of the extra gratifying and pleasant for teen-movie aficionados. From recreating sure beloved features of cult-classic teen motion pictures like “Merciless Intentions” and “Imply Women” to incorporating delicate callbacks from “Jawbreaker” and “Promising Younger Girls,” listed below are all of the methods through which “Do Revenge” deftly pays homage to nostalgic Y2K cinema.