“White Girl,” Elizabeth Wood’s Scathing, Sexy And Emotional Directorial Debut, Is Available On DVD And Blu-Ray Today

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December 2, 2016 — Reviewer’s of director Elizabeth Wood’s White Girl got more than they expected.

Glamour
: “What makes this debut great is that the hazy rush of drug-addled scenes and sexual encounters runs on an undeniably strong political backbone of judicial injustice, gender dynamics, and racial profiling.  It’s a must see.”

NME
said of the film when it premiered, “When the trailer for White Girl landed in July, it was clear that when the full film arrives later this year, the Helen Lovejoys [from The Simpsons] of the world will be clamouring for everyone to please think of the children. It’s drawn comparisons to 1995’s notorious teen drama Kids and looks set to follow that path admirably. The film is director Elizabeth Wood’s first feature and is set in New York City, starring Homeland’s Morgan Saylor as sophomore college student Leah, who gets into a relationship with a neighbourhood bad boy called Blue and has to flog coke to pay for his lawyer when he gets busted in an undercover sting.”

The review continues, “Critics have called it “debauched” and “fearless”, and judging by descriptions of how it relentlessly blasts through scene after shocking scene, it’s going to be quite a ride.”

, the director of White Girl, has admitted that the script, which she wrote, is based on some of her real life experiences.”Real life is much weirder [than fiction].” She explains. “we’ve all had such incredible luck to even be here talking right now.”

Nylon.com agrees, calling the film “…the most explosive portrait of NYC youth since Kids,” thanks to its hyper-real, unflinching portrait of teenage recklessness. Sure, being young can be super fun, but as you’ll no doubt see when White Girl goes wide on September 9, it can be straight up terrifying, too.

“’White Girl’” is a movie you can’t easily shake off” — IndieWire

Screen Crush: “White Girl Establishes Wood As A Brazen New Talent To Watch.”

The Guardian: “Buttons will definitely be pushed by WHITE GIRL, but after the moral panic hopefully people will still be talking about the film itself. “

Glamour: “What makes this debut great is that the hazy rush of drug-addled scenes and sexual encounters runs on an undeniably strong political backbone of judicial injustice, gender dynamics, and racial profiling.  It’s a must see.”

In addition, the praise for Morgan Saylor’s performance as Leah, was universal: 

Indiewire raved: “Inhabiting Wood’s semi-autobiographical protagonist as though she were living through it herself, Saylor plays the kind of wild child who acts out because she came from a good background — it takes a certain fearlessness to portray a character who’s never had to be afraid of anything, and the actress steps into the part like she’s running into traffic. This is one of the year’s only genuinely brave performances.”

Buzzfeed mentions “White Girl…features a revelatory performance from Morgan Saylor…”

The Hollywood Reporter claimed, “[White Girl] … 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.”

The Special Director’s edition of White Girl is available on DVD and Blu-ray; or you can stream it immediately on Amazon Video. This edition includes the official “White Girl” theatrical trailer, press teaser trailer, bonus features including director’s commentary (with writer/director Elizabeth Wood, producer Gabriel Nussbaum, actors Morgan Saylor and Brian Marc), exclusive deleted scenes, the audition tapes of Morgan Saylor and Brian Marc and special extended “Gratuitous Party” footage.

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