The Straightwashing of “Edge of Seventeen”

The indifference of Hollywood continues

The 2016 film Edge of Seventeen debuted on Netflix on February 1st, 2019. It stars a 17-year-old girl named Nadine Franklin (played by Hailee Steinfeld of Pitch Perfect 2 fame) as she navigates fighting with her best friend Krista (played by Haley Lu Richardson), a tumultuous love life, and a strained relationship with her mother following her…