Damsels In Distress
The film follows a trio of beautiful girls who set out to revolutionize life at a grungy East Coast College – the dynamic leader Violet Wister, principled Rose and sexy Heather. They welcome transfer student Lily into their group who seeks to help severely depressed students with a program of good hygiene and musical dance numbers. The girls become romantically entangled with a series of men – including slick Charlie, dreamboat Xavier and the mad frat pack of Frank and Thor – who threaten the girls’ friendship and sanity.
"In the film, the word 'tailspin' plays a key role ... Just as pilots use steep dives to build speed and regain control, pulling out just before they hit ground, our heroine finds downward velocity reforming her life – but in steep descent one cannot be sure a fatal crash will be avoided."
Cast: Greta Gerwig, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Analeigh Tipton, Carrie MacLemore, Adam Brody
Screenplay: Whit Stillman
Director of Photography: Doug Emmett
Film Editor: Andrew Hafitz
Composer: Mark Suozzo, Adam Schlesinger
Production Designer: Elizabeth J. Jones
Costume Design: Ciera Wells
Sound: Tom Paul
Producer: Whit Stillman
Co-Producer: Charlie Dibe
Director: Whit Stillman