“WHITE GIRL announces the arrival of a director of considerable verve, and its choice of style and subject toes a similarly tricky line between leering exploitation and unflinching portraiture.” — Los Angeles Times
Equipped with platinum blond hair and a winning smile, NYC college girl Leah (Morgan Saylor) seeks out pleasure in any form. Between getting high with her roommate and snorting lines with her boss, Leah falls for Blue (Brian Marc), a young man dealing drugs on her corner. Within days, the two are selling cocaine to her boss (Justin Bartha) and his downtown friends and living the high life. Summer love crashes to a halt when Blue is arrested and Leah is left with a serious bag of his coke. Enlisting the help of an overpriced lawyer (Chris Noth), Leah finds herself deep in debt as she crosses all boundaries to get Blue back.
Deliriously filmed in and around New York City, WHITE GIRL thrashes through an increasingly high-stakes game of hedonism. The most controversial film at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, WHITE GIRL is an incendiary exploration of race, gender and youth, inspired by first-time writer-director Elizabeth Wood’s own experiences.
“The most explosive portrait of NYC youth since KIDS” — Vice