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Sunday 21 August 2016


TRIVIA: Bel Powley's American agent sent her the script and she loved it so much that she sent an unorthodox audition tape: she was doing a scene in Minnie's bed, so she shot it in bed, in her underwear. And then added a separate little bit to the end of the tape talking directly to the camera, talking to Marielle Heller [the director] basically saying how much this film resonated with her, how much it would mean. Heller and Powley Skyped, got on well, and then Powley flew out to New York and met with Alexander Skarsgård.

It is based on the graphic novel The Diary of a Teenage Girl: An Account in Words and Pictures by Phoebe Gloeckner.

CAMEO: Phoebe Gloeckner: In the scene where Minnie meets her mother and Monroe in the bar, Minnie runs out of the booth as the camera momentarily lingers on a brunette woman smoking a cigarette. The woman is Phoebe Gloeckner, author and illustrator of the original "The Diary of a Teenage Girl" novel. The novel is semi-autobiographical, with the character of Minnie Goetz based on Gloeckner herself.

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