The cast is full of goofy one-dimensional characters and with the exception of Fern’s older sister, Kelsey, who in my humble opinion should have been the star of this movie with her clever one-liners and Sexual Harassment Sock Puppets, the laughs are few and far between and so I was left to just mull over the moral implications of the movie instead.
Clinger is the self-described "Sex-Positive" Movement’s wet dream, awful sexual pun intended, and the film itself is chock full of them, tossed around in every other scene by the Ditzy Female Friends of The Protagonist. The never ending sexual innuendos are always about a Woman Getting Fucked and they’re so funny, you see, because we already know that everything a woman says and does is semen-soaked by the epistemology of porn culture but no matter! A Strong Female Lead + Any Kind of Sexual Content Whatsoever = Empowering and Subversive in Mainstream Discourse so just forget I said anything.
The filmmakers have to understand that the reason Clinger is a twist on the Usual Story and thereby worthy of telling is because in the Usual Story, i.e. Reality, Fern doesn’t fight back and she dies, or she does fight back she still dies or she fights back and spends 30 years in prison for fighting back, or sometimes she just lies unconscious on the bathroom floor while a Klingher rips her entrails out through her vagina with his bare hands and still somehow manages to have CBS Miami re-frame this evisceration as “rough sex” when covering it in their shitty local news segment.