Undoubtedly, Bellflower celebrates unchecked masculine fantasy, but it does so as part of the filmmaker's fearless exploration—and self-critique—of his own confusion about women. Early drafts of the script made Milly a monster with no remorse; through the filmmaking process, Glodell began to see her side of the story. "A huge part of the movie is about young men learning about women," he says. "You're talking about a character who has, in his eyes, been demolished by a woman. I think, at the end, he has the exact opposite realization—that it's not her fault."
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