Alison Brie Gives the Horse Girl Trope a Creepy Twist in Netflix's New Thriller
Netflix's upcoming psychological drama is here to completely subvert the horse girl trope, and the results are grade-A terrifying. Glow's Alison Brie stars as the film's titular horse girl, Sarah, a socially isolated woman who spends her days working at an arts and crafts store (alongside Molly Shannon), watching true-crime shows, and, of course, obsessing over horses. When a series of surreal dreams threaten to wreck her waking life, Sarah struggles to distinguish her visions from reality.
If you've never heard of anyone having horse girl energy, I have to assume you've never watched Bob's Burgers or didn't go to a liberal arts college. (You can decide if that's a good thing or not.) The most basic definition of a horse girl is someone whose entire life revolves around horses. But in the year of viral memes and Big D*ck Energy, horse girl can also just be a way to describe normally quiet, introverted, and socially awkward people with odd hobbies. Brie's Sarah actually rides horses, but she also believes in alien abductions and might be losing her mind, so we'll see where this all goes.
Watch the trailer for Horse Girl above and check it out when it hits Netflix on February 7.