The first trailer has recently dropped for How to Build a Girl, the film based on Caitlin Moran‘s best selling novel of the same name.
Johanna Morrigan is a bright, quirky, 16-year-old who uses her colourful imagination to regularly escape her humdrum life in Wolverhampton and live out her creative fantasies. Desperate to break free from the overcrowded flat she shares with her four brothers and eccentric parents, she submits an earnestly penned and off-beat music review to a group of self-important indie rock critics at a weekly magazine. Despite being brushed off initially, Johanna clamours to the top of the 90’s rock music scene by reinventing herself as Dolly Wilde – a venerable, impossible-to-please music critic with an insatiable lust for fame, fortune, and men. It isn’t long before the rapid pace at which Johanna’s life is changing becomes overwhelming and she runs face-first into a devastatingly real, existential crisis: Is this the type of girl she wants to become? Or does she need to start over and build again from the ground up?
Directed by Coky Giedroyc, How to Build a Girl stars Beanie Feldstein, Alfie Allen, Paddy Consindine, Jameela Jamil, Chris O’Dowd and Emma Thompson.
How to Build a Girl is out to download in the US on May 8th and is still set to open in the UK on 3rd July, 2020.
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