The film takes place in 1987, when sassy Norman High School student Danielle (Juno Temple, soon to be seen in the next Batman movie) runs away with her fat-and-gay best friend and a sack of flour theyve named Joan. Along the way, she crows things in her best Okie accent like What are your thoughts on the pullout method? and The hell you are! and Mister, you dont know who youre dealing with.
She also tries out the magic fingers device on a cheap motel bed. Co-starring are Milla Jovovich, William H. Macy, Mary Steenburgen and Dwight Yoakam.
So why Norman?
Dirty Girl marks the feature directorial debut of former Broadway dancer Abe Sylvia, who also wrote the screenplay and once upon a time called the Sooner State home.
I had a weird upbringing, he told indieWIRE. I had hippy parents, and we lived in Oklahoma. They grew up in California, so there was a very strange disparity between my family and everyone elses. And I was overweight and in the closet, and very shy. So while the story is not a true story, its certainly influenced by those experiences and the juxtaposition of where you want to be in your life versus where you actually are.
Sounds like Temples last line in the trailer: Sometimes youve got to accept what life throws at you to find out what youre made of. We think we read that on a Hallmark card once.