DRUNKEN BUTTERFLIES - Are You For Real?
DRUNKEN BUTTERFLIES is our new girl-focused feature film set on the front-line of the shifting rivalries between 6 teenage girls. It also straddles the dividing line between obs doc and structured reality shows. It is in turn funny, sexy, nasty and violent - but what's fact and what's fiction?
Do you know where your daughter is tonight?
"It’s a side of girlhood that isn’t represented that often, and often isn’t represented in such a sympathetic way."
"This is, first and foremost, a movie about female “toughness” – a quality that’s maybe less required of middle-class women, or is expressed by them in a different way. This is the toughness of physical fights – of being so hard that nothing can hurt you, because there’s a world of hurt waiting outside the front door."
"I remember what it’s like to start a fight with someone just because... To stand there screaming the f-word, self-righteous, because you get off on the drama. To dare someone to hit you in the parking lot."
"Rather than having the freak show vibe that reality TV can carry, it feels like a sincere attempt to understand a particular intersection of gender and class that’s often ridiculed or stigmatized. Butterflies is also the rare film that focuses intently on relationships between girls, treating their interactions with boys as an afterthought." Katherine Murray, film critic, Bitch Flicks
English subtitles and CC for the hard of hearing included.