Are There Lesbians? No
Jennifer (Megan Fox) is possessed by a demon/succubus/whatever after a sacrifice to Satan gets botched by an incompetent indie band (seriously guys, if you need a waning moon for your ritual, why are you surprised when there is a waning moon when you do your ritual… do you not plan ahead?). Jennifer then starts eating the local male populace, effectively turning them into “lasagna with teeth”. Her best friend/minion Needy (Amanda Seyfried) is forced to deal with…well… everything that then ensues. Because that’s what good friends do, especially when you’re kinda crushing on ‘em.
Ok so the above may not strictly be true. There’s a pretty awesome makeout scene between Jennifer and Needy, but the majority of evidence points to overall straightness – Needy has a boyfriend and all of Jennifer’s victims are male. There is the rather telling line from Jennifer that she gos “both ways” however, so it’s nice to have a bit of bi representation, even though I feel like it may have only been there to further the “Jennifer is a massive slut” line of argument.
I was fully prepared for this to be “B-grade” Horror movie good, but… I actually genuinely like this movie. It’s got two kickass female leads and just the right amount of horror for me (There was a bit near the beginning where neither I nor my girlfriend could watch because we both hate jump-scares but that was about it!). On top of this there was some actual humour and character development – you really feel for both girls by the end of it. While the relationship between Needy and her boyfriend, Chip is an important part of the plot, it definitely takes a backseat to that of Needy and Jennifer – something the writers wanted to do was “ bring to the screen a new way of expressing the intensity of female bonds” and I feel that this was expressed admirably, partly because of a moment near the end that turned me into this gif:
I shall not, of course be spoiling the ending, but suffice to say… it’s awesome.
If you like female-driven plots and horror you should a) read this brilliant article and b) watch Jennifer’s Body. If nothing else, watch it for like the 3 seconds that Chris Pratt makes an appearance.