Our Rating: ★★★★☆
L Factor: Girls Kissing
Short Take: Four high school witches seal the bonds of sisterhood with a kiss.
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Year: 1996
Duration: 101 min
Language: USA/English
Director: Andrew Fleming
Writer: Peter Filardi
Starring: Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, Rachel True, Skeet Ulrich, Christine Taylor, Helen Shaver

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In 2005, the hot new foursome in school uniforms was from D.E.B.S. Back in 1996, Hollywood sent us four sexy Catholic high school witches in The Craft.

Sarah (Robin Tunney) is the new girl in school, and she catches the eye of Nancy (Fairuza Balk), Bonnie (Neve Campbell, When Will I Be Loved, Wild Things, Drowning Mona) and Rochelle (Rachel True, New Best Friend, Half Baked, Embrace of the Vampire, Nowhere), a witch circle looking for another member. Sarah has natural powers from within to add to their learned spells.

At first they concentrate on spells to improve their lives or get back at enemies in school, touching on issues of racial prejudice, sexism, class and outer beauty. The outsiders in high school get back at those who taunt them. But soon they’re connecting with greater powers. Nancy, Bonnie and Rachel become very narcissistic, while Sarah is worried. Whatever you send out comes back threefold, and she’s not interested in doing harm to others. Then people start dying, and Sarah must summon her powers to keep herself and others safe.

There is no real lesbian content in this film. The girls kiss one another as they seal the bonds of sisterhood and call on higher powers. Just a few quick pecks, some on the cheek.  It’s still a fun film and an interesting wiccan twist on the high school outsider angst storyline. (AB)