Unfortunately, the film's sex positivity turns out to be age-dependent. In an impassioned speech, Bobby-Lynne (Brittany Snow
) declares her refusal to be shamed for her open lifestyle. "Everybody likes sex," she says, "queer, straight, black, white, it's all disco." But she also reminds her peers that "one day we’re gonna be too old to fuck", a sentiment that reverberates through the film. Toeing the line of horror and Hollywood, X
implements a clear cut-off point at which enjoying sex stops being enticing and becomes gross. The age gap between the young Maxine Minx (Mia Goth
, 28) and her onscreen beau, Wayne Gilroy (Martin Henderson, 47), once again reminds us that the cut-off for exploring sexual pleasure is different for men and women.