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Morgan Saylor’s hedonistic college girl gives in to (mild) temptation in an exclusive clip of the edgy drama White Girl, which is set to hit theaters in early September.
In the scene above, Saylor’s Leah flirts with the local drug dealer, Blue (Brian Marc), learning that her roof is his “spot,” before she leans in for a kiss.
The film follows Leah as she falls for Blue and starts selling drugs alongside him until he’s arrested and she’s left with a cache of cocaine. Writer-director Elizabeth Wood’s feature directorial debut earned strong reviews following its Sundance world premiere and sparked debate about its exploration of race, gender and privilege.
The Hollywood Reporter‘s review called the film a “cocaine-dusted, semen-soaked provocation” that “takes an unapologetically pitiless look at one privileged young woman’s walk through the hot coals of crime, class and desperation.”
“Seductive and repellent by turns, it’s a title that will provoke fierce love-or-hate reactions, but there’s no question it augurs the arrival of a powerful, audacious new directorial talent,” the review continues. “Meanwhile, it will irrevocably supercharge the career of Morgan Saylor, best known previously as the petulant teen daughter from Homeland, who is outstanding here as the title character.”
In addition to Saylor (aka Homeland‘s Dana Brody), White Girl stars Justin Bartha, Chris Noth, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Adrian Martinez, India Salvor Menuez, Anthony Ramos and Ralph Rodriguez. FilmRise, which acquired the theatrical rights to the title, is releasing White Girl in New York on Sept. 2, in L.A. on Sept. 9 and nationwide on Sept. 16. Netflix has worldwide SVOD rights. Gabriel Nussbaum produced the pic, with Christine Vachon, Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman and David Hinojosa serving as executive producers.
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