Kim, Bella and Momo, three bullied teenage girls, are going through the throes of finding themselves. Surrounding by a dark world of teenage violence, marginalisation and sexual confusion, the girls have only each other.
They come across a curious magical plant that, when consumed, transforms them temporarily into boys. Not only does their gender change, the world around them, and heir response to it, is altered. At first, they enjoy a newfound freedom, but soon Momo and Bella find that being a boy isn’t that great. For Kim, however, being a boy is much more, it offers them a sense of identity.
“Writer/director Alexandra-Therese Keining‘s adaptation of Jessica Schiefuer‘s 2011 August Prize-winning (Sweden) young adult novel Pojkarna (translated as The Boys but changed to Girls Lost for international release) is deliciously dark and profoundly vital.” ~Jared Mobarak, The Film Stage