Safer to stay indoors

Bleak sex has become a cultural shorthand for a particular kind of female restlessness – proof of an unmoored heart. Consider the disaffected heroines of Lisa Taddeo’s Animal (2021) and Jessie Tu’s A Lonely Girl Is a Dangerous Thing (2020); Raven Leilani’s Luster (2020) and Madeleine Watts’s The Inland Sea (2020); Naoise Dolan’s Exciting Times … Read more