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Set It Off
A tight-knit group of friends decide to rob banks in this unapologetically subversive display of black female agency.
Crime 1996 124 mins
Director: F. Gary Gray
Starring Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett-Smith, feminist awakening and female friendship is more at the forefront of Set it Off than sex itself. But within its heist movie parameters, it becomes a surprisingly moving treatise on the nature of self-love and sexual confidence, centring female pleasure and selfhood above the attractions of any man.
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