The Film “Luce” Fully Explained and What It Teaches About Stereotyping

Harrison Dent
Sep 7, 2020 · 12 min read

On the surface, the 2019 thriller film Luce lacks a clear ending. The viewer is left wondering who did the bad actions throughout the film: Who left fireworks in Luce’s locker? Who lit fireworks in Harriet’s classroom? Who wrote expletives on Harriet’s window? And finally, which character lied to whom and why?

In order to discover why the film leaves these questions unanswered, we must unravel some of the film’s important layers. On the surface and sub-textually, Luce predominantly deals with how stereotyping…