“Dirty Girl” spins a tale many of us can relate to: how do you escape whatever reputation you’ve earned (rightfully or wrongly) at your high school and truly define yourself on your own terms. In the film — set in 1987 — a teenager named Danielle (delightfully played by future “Dark Knight Rises” star Juno Temple) has been pegged as the “school slut” and banished to special ed. Desperate to find herself away from the confines of her current existence, Danielle takes to the road with her closet case best friend Clarke (Jeremy Dozier), and engages on a cross-country escapade of discovering each other and themselves through a “funny and serendipitous friendship.”
To get the inside scoop on the movie, we invited director Abe Sylvia to participate in our ongoing Call-In Commentary series, where filmmakers provide an audio commentary for their trailer. In the video below, hear Abe describe where the film’s setting actually came from, the relationship between him and his cast and more. “Dirty Girl” premiered in theaters last Friday and is now rolling out across the country.