Drugs! Good god y’all! What are they good for? Absolutely nothing! Except for all sorts of medication obviously, making billions for snake-oil salesmen who prey on ignorance and desperation and… recreation.
The latter is the topic of White Girl, as a young college girl wades into a chemically-enhanced life of fun and pleasure. What could go wrong?
The official plot synopsis (via The Playlist) is as follows:
The cross section between New York’s mean streets and its gentrified alcoves makes for potent social satire in Elizabeth Wood’s tough and exhilarating debut. Equipped with platinum blonde hair and a winning smile, college girl Leah (Morgan Saylor) seeks out pleasure in any form. She has two weeks before fall semester, and in between getting high with her roommate and snorting lines with her boss, she finds time to hit it off with a handsome, young Puerto Rican drug dealer named Blue (Brian Marc).
Within days, the two are selling dime bags to her affluent white colleagues, collecting fast cash, and living the high life. But their euphoria comes to a grinding halt once Blue is arrested and Leah’s left with a hefty amount of his coke. Does she sell it to save him or use it herself?
And here’s the trailer – WARNING: NSFW
This reminds me of a mash-up between Requiem for a Dream and Human Traffic as it goes through the highs and lows of Leah and Blue’s developing relationship – when it comes to the consequences of drugs and partying it doesn’t look as bleak as the former, but also not as consequence-less as the latter.
All-in-all it looks like a very interesting movie as their simple chance encounter leads to an out-of-control and ultimately downward spiral for them both. What do you think?
White Girl is due for release in the US on 26 August. Written and directed by Elizabeth Wood, it stars Morgan Saylor, Brian Marc, Justin Bartha and Chris Noth.
Last Updated: July 13, 2016