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Beverly (the only girl in a group)


Sophia Lillis's character Beverly is by far more interesting and better than the original Beverly. She gave really amazing performance, and was probably the best thing about the movie. Any thoughts about her?

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She did look a bit slutty. It's no wonder her bad reputation follows her around, it's almost deserved.

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I liked her but was a bit annoyed with how this character was approached. Like 'girls, you can hang out with boys but remember they will always wanna fuck you'.


Also, kind of irritating how even a female 'loser' has to look like a model. I have a real problem with that.

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Mycat, I felt the same way. The actress she was great and beautiful in my opinion. I like the actress who played Bev in the mini series better. She was homely and like scared mouse. This Bev was tough and pretty. Totally different from the book.

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It's not that the girl in the mini series was less pretty than the girl in the remake it was just the 50's. She looked more like a little girl. But she was not tough like Beverly in the remake. In the novel it is a mixture. Beverly in the novel actually looks more like Beverly in the mini series but has more of the personality of Beverly in the remake.

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I kind of like the fact that Bev was tough and pretty in the new movie "It". The fact that Bev was tough and pretty provided short of a shock factor for the boys, if one gets the drift.

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By the same token though apparently you have to look like a model to play a fucked up clown thing, and I think in general the cast are relatively winsome people. In any real life classroom just about any of the losers would be among the better looking, don't you think? I'm seeing pretty much all of the main cast, including Beverly, as being in about the same league tbqh.

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"but remember they will always wanna fuck you"

Well i dunno about wanting to fuck but won't boys that age naturally be attracted to...attractive girls around them? Isn't that normal?

But yeah, i was too a bit confused when she was bullied and was one of the "losers" when in a normal school she'd be with the popular kids by just how pretty she was.

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You can be pretty and be bullied. It happens.

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Her dad was a janitor (not sure if mentioned in this movie tho). She would not, at that age anyway, be accepted regardless of how she looked. She wasn't apart of any school organization that we could see. The insecure bully girls would have bullied her more because of her looks.

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I knew a couple girls in school, they were sisters. Beautiful, dressed well, popular name brands, always had their hair and makeup done, wealthy family..big house, fancy cars, shopping sprees.

I always wondered about them because most other kids like that tended to be spoiled, outgoing, social, had many friends, loud, etc.

These girls were very quiet, and always kept to themselves. They probably only had 2-3 friends they hung out with school sometimes,if even that, and maybe 1 girl they were both best friends with. Mostly they were just always with each other. They didn't hang out with other "popular" rich kids and in fact, seemed to not even like those kids.

They were also extremely nice and polite. They had a heart for people and were very kind and considerate.

It wasn't until years later I found out that their parents were alcoholics and their dad was abusive to them and their mom. And that their family had serious money issues.

They hid it well. But they were loners and I always wondered why.

Bev reminded me of them a bit. Just because she was beautiful doesn't mean she felt like it. She had experienced things other kids never do, and saw herself as an outsider.

She bonded with other outsider misfits that she felt connected to, because they were also kind of screwed up in their own ways.

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Also, kind of irritating how even a female 'loser' has to look like a model. I have a real problem with that.


Fully agree, I wish they'd picked an average looking kid to play bev, instead of a girl who looked like an 18 year old model. That distracted from the entire theme.

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Well that advice was accurate, teens and grown men want to have sex with whom they're attracted to. Unless she looked atrocious, the narrative wouldn't have changed. Also, a couple of those boys were in the same league as her too so I don't see the issue.

I tell some of my female friends, 364 days out of the year we are friends, but one of these days I'm going to wake up and try to bang you.

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yes indeed. It went into more detailed about how she endured her pedofilic father. Also the original Bevs character wasn't perceived as a "slut" as I remember. In this movie there was more backstory.,I liked that.

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I also noticed and didn't care for that as well but the one thing I didn't like was her flirting with the 50/60 year old pharmacist and the old guy flirts back. I don't like how sexualized she was, at that age, I was very innocent and uncomfortable with puberty. I didn't know any girls who were that sexual at that age either, we were all just awkward girls. Although I like that her character was expanded more like Finn and the others, but honestly I could relate more with the 1990 Beverly. This girl looked 16 to me too.

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Throughout the 1960's, and from the seventh grade on through high school, I knew plenty of girls who were sexualized at that age. Beverly was, too, obviously.

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Generally? Most girls were like that at that age? Because I knew more who weren't.

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Regarding the scene with the pharmacist she was just playing it up and pretending so she could distract him. I don't believe she would for real flirt with an adult male but she knew that if she pretended to(and from the looks of this Mr.Keene in this version might be kind perverted since he seemed to like what she was doing) the boys could steal the stuff they need. I just saw it all as a strategically move to help the boys get the stuff.

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I know that but the fact that that was she did, meant she was familiar with it and has done it quite often, which is my point.

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I never saw the old version of "It", but I tend to agree that Sophia Lillis did a wonderful job playing the role of Beverly in the newer version of "It".

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In the book, all the boys took turns having sex with her with her consent, fr. It had something to do with the plot from what I vaguely remember. I was only 15 or so when I read it and even then it seemed just a tad sexist.

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I agree I think it had something to do with preparing for the "final" confrontation with the monster. It created some kind of bond between them.

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It was after the 1957 confrontation with It. They had to do it to 're-connect' with each other to find their way back to the surface through the sewer tunnels.

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