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    The 5 Most Daring Portrayals Of Female Coming-Of-Age Sexuality In Movies

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    by indiewire 2015-08-17T14:00:00-04:00

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    As The Diary of a Teenage Girl opens this weekend, we got to thinking about female coming-of-age films. The problem, though, is that there aren't many. And there are even fewer that treat sex with the same abandon as male-perspective movies. Where does it leave young women when the only onscreen representations they see are filtered through the male gaze?

    Here are five examples of films that dared to break the mold and show us teenage girls discovering sex—from their point of view. 

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