Confessions of a Suburban Girl

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In this slight documentary (commissioned by BBC Scotland) which explores changing sexual attitudes, Seidelman returns to her home town of Huntingdon Valley, just outside Philadelphia, to search out childhood friends. Interspersing interviews with clips from her films, she traces the interest in 'bad girls' which runs through her work to a youth spent in suburbia, when tough-nut Italians wore the coolest clothes and looked like being the hottest dates. Bitter-sweet passages contrast youthful expectations with adult reality, but such hopeless Seidelman efforts as Cookie and She-Devil don't bear up under the weight of this analysis.

Release details

Duration: 50 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Susan Seidelman
Screenwriter: Susan Seidelman