‘The Diary of a Teenage Girl’ Actress Bel Powley Breaks Down The ‘Taboo’ Subject Of Female Sexuality

The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Marielle Heller’s film adaptation of Phoebe Gloeckner’s coming-of-age novel, has been hailed for its honest and unapologetic portrayal of female sexuality, thanks largely to the way it stands out against society’s prevailing notions about young women and sex, actress Bel Powley told HuffPost Live on Friday.

Powley, who plays the film’s 15-year-old protagonist Minnie Goetze, spoke out about the rigid, patriarchal expectations women face when owning their sexuality. Watch the interview on Huffington Post