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camila mendes in do revenge
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Every Song On The Star-Studded ‘Do Revenge’ Soundtrack

The new Netflix comedy film, Do Revenge, has finally released, along with its official soundtrack — and trust us when we say we think you’ll love this lineup. Just by taking a quick scroll through Spotify’s Do Revenge: Official Playlist, you’ll see some of your favorite big names: Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, Robyn, Caroline Polachek, Tate McRae, and the list goes on.  

Supposedly loosely inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers On A Train, Do Revenge is a dark comedy that follows two high school students and their new, unlikely friendship. Drea (Camila Mendes) and Eleanor (Maya Hawke) find common ground and seek to take on each other’s bullies to…well, “do revenge.” The star-studded soundtrack creates the perfect backdrop for the characters as they take us through the movie’s storyline — however, all these songs are too good not to have their own moment in the spotlight.   

In a “For the Record” interview by Spotify, the movie’s director and co-writer, Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, and music supervisor, Rob Lowry, explained more about the Do Revenge soundtrack creation process. The three words Robinson used to describe the vibe of the movie were “twisted,” “fun,” and “camp” —and she and Lowry definitely picked songs to match. They actually started their song selection process about a year before film production even began, originally picking 40 songs that were scripted into the movie. 

Both Robinson and Lowry said in the interview that they were able to agree on the fact that their scenes didn’t really work until they found the right songs to place in them. Music plays a huge part in bringing Drea and Eleanor together as characters too, since viewers come to learn pretty quickly that the two girls are from completely different worlds. Evoking an emotional response is something we all know music is capable of doing (hello post-break up, sad music sessions), and Robinson really wanted viewers to be able to see and feel the emotional nostalgia and discovery happening in Do Revenge. 

“Something that’s important to me is, if you listen to the soundtrack on its own, I want it to tell a story,” Robinson told Spotify. And tell a story it does. Whether you tune in to watch Do Revenge or not, definitely take a listen to the soundtrack below to experience the general pop-punk feeling of the film.

Do Revenge is available to stream on Netflix now, and Spotify’s Official Playlist is now available for listening and downloading. 

Rylie Walsh is a recent graduate of Loyola Marymount University, where she earned her degree in Communication Studies and English! She was President of Her Campus LMU for the 2021-22 school year and is also a Her Campus National Writer. When she's not reading, writing, or working, you can find her hanging out with friends, SoulCycling, or enjoying her all time favorite dessert: a Pressed freeze.