Leigh and Ellie sit down to talk about about why the movie Wild Child should’ve been gay. This movie is the military-free, British version of Cadet Kelly that we never thought we needed. Somehow this movie combines Cadet Kelly, Clueless, and She’s The Man into one extremely confusing teen film.
The main character Poppy is a virgin who can’t drive who immediately tries to convince all of her new friends that she has tons of previous sexual experience with boys. We all know that the precursor to the extremely gay sorority is the British all-girls boarding school. The longer we analyze this movie, the gayer it gets. The film makes zero effort to develop the one straight relationship between Poppy and the boy she’s dating and instead focuses entirely on the relationships between the girls. They all have very close, queer-coded friendships with one another, the kind of friendships where you hang out naked in side-by-side bathtubs. The storylines in the movie don’t make much sense, but they are overwhelmingly queer for a movie that was trying to be straight. We know one thing for sure, “Wild Child” should’ve been gay.