Jasna is a teenage girl living in a poor neighborhood in Belgrade, Serbia. She spends most of her nights outside of her family structure, partaking in the various nightlife activities like drugs, sex and alcohol. Jasna brings her phone everywhere she goes, documenting her various encounters, sometimes of a sexual nature. Maja Milos' Clip is an incredibly controversial film which explores teenage sexuality and the experimentation which young adults go through. Extremely honest and shocking about its subject matter the film attempts to shock the viewer with graphic sexual content that at times seems to really take away from chances for the film to provide true substance. That being said, Clip takes awhile to get there but by the end there is definitely some substance. Jasna is a very selfish character whose hard to be invested in as a viewer, but she is well-developed having a nice balance of naivety and teenage angst. What becomes clear as the film progresses is that Jasna is nothing more than a terrified girl whose fear of her father's death leads her to try and find any type of connection which in this case is almost uniformly of the sexual variety. Clip touches on the confusion teenagers and even some adults have in mistaking sex for love or companionship with Jasna really being a tragic character who simply doesn't understand the difference. While the film is certainly a powerful message I think it tried far too hard at shock value to the point of it losing some realism. I wish Clip would have been more contemplative and shown Jasna alone more dealing with her pent-up fear but I can't really criticize the film on that front. Clip is certainly not for everyone and is bound to be an incredibly polarizing experience and while it's not as poignant or emotionally resonant as it probably should have been, it provides more than just simply shock value.
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