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'Splendor in the Grass' (1961)
Why it's horrifying: So you're discovering you really, really like your hunky boyfriend Bud (a young Warren Beatty). Then the relationship doesn't work out. Then you have nothing to do but dwell on that horror and abandonment and loneliness every damn day you're in school with a mousey gal pal played by Sandy Dennis. You are a basket case, you are isolated in your lusty rage, and your parents don't get it at all. Try to live through it. Try to remember what you even were before sex mattered. Try to cope with losing Warren Beatty. See you in the psych ward.
Most traumatic moment: Our protagonist Deenie (Natalie Wood) suffers a breakdown in the bathtub after her mother slut-shames her for dating Bud. "Did he spoil you?" she asks Deenie, who undergoes a Medusa-like transformation before our eyes and screams sardonically, "I'm a good little girl! I'm fresh and I'm virginal like the day I was born!" In other words: Shut up, Mom. You'll never get it.
- Louis Virtel