The Virgin is inspired by The Virgin Suicides, Sofia Coppola's 1999 film about five doomed sisters living in a suburban of Detroit during the late 1970s. After the youngest sister makes an initial attempt at suicide, the sisters are put under close scrutiny by their strict, religious parents, eventually being confined to the home, which leads to their increasingly depressive and isolated behavior. The film is told from the perspective of a group of adolescent boys in the neighborhood who are fascinated by the girls. The movie is based on the novel with the same title by the American writer Jeffrey Eugenides.
red lipstick, glitter powder, the rite of passage, hymen cut ribbons, mark the opening, soft cotton panties, prom bouquets, porcelain figurines forgotten by prayer, the dusty remains of an empty room, the sacramental flesh