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“The Half of It” and the Ellie Chu Look

If you haven’t gotten the chance to watch Alice Wu‘s new film “The Half of It” on Netflix then get to it. It was a beautiful coming-of-age story about love, friendship and family.

When I saw the character of Ellie Chu, I time traveled back to my high school self. It was that awkward time in life where I didn’t know who the F* I was or, more likely, was too scared to be me and so ended up hiding…behind shitty-looking wire frames (because they were the most affordable) and books…lots of books – in order to escape having to interact with others or have company while I sat at the lunch table all by myself.

Ellie Chu (left) and brooding, awkward me (right)

How was your high school experience? And did you rock the Ellie Chu look too?