Fourchette (2019)

Love and heartbreak walk hand in hand from the get-go in this Radio-Canada web series that introduces us to Sarah (Sarah-Maude Beauchesne), a twenty-something author fresh out of a breakup and trying to rebuild her self-esteem as she goes it alone. Adapted from the actor/writer’s blog and more than a little bit inspired by her IRL romantic whirlwind relationships, this show set in hip Montreal haunts is like a contemporary French Sex in the City that sprinkles in wokeness and swaps cosmos for red wine.

In the end, if the show has a message to send it is that love ultimately does not and should not always conquer all. Set to the sounds of a cool-girl soundtrack featuring tunes by Molly Nilsson and Clara Luciani, Sarah’s direct addresses to the camera pull us into her imagination where she sends mortifying texts to guys she’s hooked up with or is the star of a music video that acts as the soundtrack to her broken heart. The effortlessly stylish lead, surrounded by even more effortlessly stylish friends and sometimes foes, rediscovers the value of being alone, the importance of female friendships like that of her editor and best friend Juliette (Magalie Lépine-Blondeau), and being able to cherish a love lost, while still letting the flame die out.

Review by Caitlin Stall-Paquet


Magalie Lépine-Blondeau, Sarah-Maude Beauchesne

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Women's Stories

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Directed by Catherine Therrien, written by Sarah-Maude Beauchesne
Montreal, Quebec