Here is a great press release: (WOMENSENEWS)–Of the movies opening today, Aug. 7, “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” is the must-see, especially if you’re interested in challenging, stimulating feminist cinema. Based on Phoebe Gloeckner’s semi-autobiographical book/graphic novel, the film stars Bel Powley as Minnie, a free-spirited, artistic 15-year-old who chooses to have her first sexual experience with an older man (Alexander Skarsgard), who just happens to be her mother’s (Kristen Wiig) boyfriend. But it’s the free-wheeling 1970s in San Francisco, and the film embraces the era’s liberal, borderline hedonistic, ambience without moralistic overtones. The result is a remarkably brave, unfiltered and compelling view – a guilt-free coming of age — from a girl’s perspective. Strongly performed and with fine cinematography, music and editing, the film was scripted and directed by actress Marielle Heller. It’s her first feature, and she’s already been signed to direct the highly anticipated Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic starring Natalie Portman. See this film, and you’ll be thinking and talking about it for weeks, I guarantee. Source: Diary of a Teenage Girl
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