Introverts, this Avengers counter-programming is for you. Bo Burnham’s film about a 13-year-old girl in eighth grade (year nine in the UK) came about after the comedian went down a rabbit hole of earnest teen vlogs on YouTube with barely any views.
Like five views. His protagonist Kayla, played by Elsie Fisher, doesn’t have many friends either offline, in the school canteen, or offline – she posts YouTube advice videos that the internet ignores. Lauded for its Gen Z fluency on the festival circuit last year, it follows awkward, invisible Kayla through her last week of middle school.
Eighth Grade release date: April 26 2019