I was missing my 20:07 series so I'm maybe bringing it back albeit in an altered form. Maybe look at only this year's titles (there's a lot of other projects/series here bringing you bits and pieces from all other film decades). Bringing it back: Thumbs up? Thumbs down? Lips together. Teeth apart?
Teeth released January 18th, 2008. Directed by Mitchell Lichtenstein.
Actually, you're probably stronger now --your resolve. Because you've been there. I mean, you've seen the dangers firsthand.In this screenshot Dawn (Jess Weixler) the hapless heroine (antiheroine?) of Teeth has just learned that her boycrush Tobey (Hale Appleman) is only a virgin "in His eyes." It was only once! God's forgiven him. Dawn, the popular leader of her high school's abstinence crowd is always ready with simplistic reassurances and empty slogans --she even wears them on cutesy illustrated Ts -- attempts to comfort him. But mostly she remains bewildered and uneasy whenever the subject rises up. Her psycho-sexual panic runs deep. As you may have heard this comic horror is a riff on the vagina dentata myth. Weixler's got angry private parts. That she doesn't know the first thing about her own body and what it's capable of is the source of both the horror, the drama, the comedy and the satire.
It's a tricky role and Weixler meets it with sly comic grace (love the way she instinctively attempts to covers her computer screen when a picture shocks her) and a full range of emotions. She's got great control of her face: important closeups of her face register her body's deadly flip-switching: pleasure, disbelief, annoyance, anger, oops, my bad!
The movie is definitely not for everyone (I wonder what the master of body horror David Cronenberg would make of its shyness?) I'm not even sure it was for me. It doesn't work all of the time (a major plot element involving Dawn's step brother didn't work at all) but there's enough one-of-a-kind weirdness, creepy/funny aesthetic sense (love those twin smokestacks behind Dawn's house), amusingly unsubtle settings (caves!) and actorly skill to make it watchable ...as long as you can handle this [*NSFW & spoiler-riffic]