“Yellowjackets” Is a Female “Lord of the Flies” That Reminds Us Just How Brutal Teen Girls Can Be

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By Bonnie Stiernberg Warning: This post contains major spoilers for episodes 1 through 9 of Yellowjackets. Back in 2017, it was announced that a gender-swapped adaptation of William Golding’s classic novel Lord of the Flies — one that would feature a group of girls slowly descending into chaos while stranded together on an island — and the internet mockery was swift. “What are they going to do?” one man wrote in the comments section of an article announcing the film. “Collaborate to death?” That project never got off the ground, probably at least partly due to audiences’ refusal to accept that…

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