If reliving high school memories dredges up feelings of anxiety instead of euphoric nostalgia, You Were My First Boyfriend will likely be a profoundly relatable film. HBO has dropped a trailer for the hybrid documentary from filmmakers Cecilia Aldarondo and Sarah Enid Hagey that begs the question: What if you could rewrite your adolescence? The documentary follows co-director Aldarondo as she reflects on moments from her teenage years she’s carried with her throughout her life. She reenacts those haunting moments in certain scenes, portraying a teenager alongside a cast of actual teens. She calls these reenactments an “emotional exorcism,” but will the result of this exercise be cathartic?
Read More HBO has unveiled a trailer for Cecilia Aldarondo and Sarah Enid Hagey’s hybrid documentary You Were My First Boyfriend.