The tender age of intersex teenager Sasha

Régis N'Kissi, Angèle Metzger, Paola Locatelli, Marin Judas and Lena Garrel in

FRANCE 5 – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 AT 9:00 PM – MINISERIES

“I have everything, in fact I have nothing. » Due to her intersex – the series deliberately uses this term, which is more accurate than “intersex” – Sasha no longer knows what to do. «Repared» more surtout mutilée dans sa petite enfance by a medical corps who did not think that lui assigner definitively a sexe, masculin in l’occurrence, Sasha later became quelques mois appeler «elle» et entre en jeune fille dans son nouveau high school. While she waits for her coming of age and the operation that will turn her into a “real” woman.

Throughout the episodes, we will discover the terrifying violence of the attack that pushed his family to move and start from scratch in this somewhat lost town, bordered by a lake where teenagers meet to drink, smoke, love and dream of the earth”. uprisings”.

Plus, they’re a bit of a gratin, these teens, as we find out in a frontal first episode, a bit off-putting. Euphoria he’s never far away when it comes to filming his inordinate desires, and we’re tired of hearing young men talk like young men. You have to go a little further, not much, episode 2 is great, to capture the explosion that it is. tender meat in the serial public service offer.

Produced for France.tv’s Slash box, the winning series of the Series Mania Festival will also be broadcast as a bonus from the day it goes online. A consecration for this box aimed at young audiences and unconventional productions, known for the teen series Skam and above all for his european comedy Parliament.

Incandescent Actor Duo

Imagined by Yaël Langmann, who directs the series alongside Jérémy Mainguy, tender meat With meticulous precautions and a lot of daring, he approaches a topic that is conducive to clinical, psychologizing and willingly tearful treatment. She does it with the right distance – the character of Loé, Sasha’s “reference” for her future operation, gives her some points of reference – but above all with an unexpected dose of madness. It begins with Sasha’s parents, a still young and somewhat broken couple trying to get out of a situation that eludes them. Like a loving mother, cowardly and silently devastated, Daphne Burky works wonders

It also goes through the incandescent duo that Sasha forms with her little sister, Pauline (Saül Benchetrit). And on this subject, the temptation of superlatives is great. Barely a teenager at the time of filming, the daughter of Anna Mouglalis and Samuel Benchetrit pulverizes the screen and happily sends her elder backstage. The camera loves her, but she also loves Angèle Metzger, a prominent androgynous ex-model, who gives Sasha a body, a voice, a presence that seems to flourish throughout the episodes. The rest of the cast is on the same page, both unlikely and wildly successful. We meet an influencer (Paola Locatelli), Léna Garrel, the former comedian Océan in a small role, or even Grégoire Colin as a bewildered father.

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