You know, I’m inclined to think of all of this as very high school up until this point. Namely, there was a popular girl, and she had one friend and then found a cooler friend (a cooler friend who probably wasn’t really all that into the popularity crowd thing at all, and had to give up her oddball boyfriend when the popular girl told her too), and the other friend was left trying to stay in the group. If you did not experience a part in that dynamic, you’re surely at least familiar with its existence.
But then 2/3rds of the group had their heads chopped off, so I’m disinclined to think that a modern version of this will actually translate well as a modern teen drama.
Oh. Wait. Maybe it could.
Want to play “Are you are Polignac, a Lamballe or a Marie Antoinette?” I’m probably a Lamballe. I love violets!
Marie Antoinette: The Journey by Antonia Fraser
A World Lit Only By Fire by William Manchester
Courtesans by Susan Griffin