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‘Adam’: Rhys Ernst Wanted His Film to Flip the ‘Trans Deception Trope’ and Tell a Timely Story of Understanding

‘Adam’: Rhys Ernst Wanted His Film to Flip the ‘Trans Deception Trope’ and Tell a Timely Story of Understanding
Set in the summer of 2006, Rhys Ernst’s feature directorial debut, “Adam,” takes a story with some familiar themes — coming of age, understanding one’s sexuality, falling in love for the first time — and twists them into some interesting new shapes. Based on Ariel Schrag’s novel of the same name, the film also finds new ways to explore ideas in serious need of freshening, like the “trans deception trope” that Ernst was eager to buck. The film follows the eponymous Adam (Nicholas Alexander), a cisgender teenage boy who joins his cool older sister in New York City during one pivotal summer. His sibling his heavily involved in the Lgbt scene, and when Adam is mistaken for a young trans guy, he goes with it — especially because it allows him to spend more time with a young lesbian who might not be so inclined if she knew his actual status.
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How ‘Appropriate Behavior’ Filmmaker Desiree Akhavan Avoided the Second-Film Slump By Getting the Hell Out of Hollywood

How ‘Appropriate Behavior’ Filmmaker Desiree Akhavan Avoided the Second-Film Slump By Getting the Hell Out of Hollywood
Girl Talk is a weekly look at women in film — past, present, and future.

For the vast majority of female filmmakers, the second-film slump is real. Getting that first movie made might sound like the biggest challenge for any fledgling filmmaker, but for so many women in the industry, turning first film buzz into new opportunities is an uphill battle that few can win. For “Appropriate Behavior” filmmaker and star Desiree Akhavan, the realization that her status as a festival darling wasn’t going to automatically translate into a huge Hollywood career came hard. Good thing she didn’t really want that anyway.

“Because I had only made one feature and I was a woman, I didn’t have the best opportunities,” Akhavan told IndieWire. “It’s crazy when I think of men who premiere a first film at Sundance and then get offered franchises. That was not happening to me,
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Official Trailer for Creep 2 Explores the Unsettling Side of a Peculiar Stranger

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Sara explores some of the strangest corners of cyberspace with her video project Encounters, but even she may not be prepared to meet her latest subject (Mark Duplass) in the official trailer for Creep 2, coming out on digital platforms this October.

From the Press Release: "Los Angeles, CA – August 30, 2017 – The Orchard announced today that the company will be releasing Creep 2, Patrick Brice’s follow-up to his hit 2014 thriller Creep, on all digital platforms on October 24th. The film will star Mark Duplass (reprising his role from the previous film) and Desiree Akhavan (“Girls,” Appropriate Behavior).

The screenplay for Creep 2 was written by Patrick Brice and Mark Duplass. Brice previously directed the first Creep, and the sex comedy The Overnight starring Taylor Schilling, Adam Scott and Jason Schwartzman.

Creep 2 stars Akhavan as Sara, a video artist whose primary focus is creating intimacy with lonely men. After finding
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The Orchard Announces October 24th Digital Release of Creep 2

Following up on 2014's Creep, filmmaker Patrick Brice returns to the world of one very creepy, supposed serial killer in Creep 2, which The Orchard has announced for an October 24th digital release ahead of a Netflix premiere later this year:

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA – August 30, 2017 – The Orchard announced today that the company will be releasing Creep 2, Patrick Brice’s follow-up to his hit 2014 thriller Creep, on all digital platforms on October 24th. The film will star Mark Duplass (reprising his role from the previous film) and Desiree Akhavan (“Girls,” Appropriate Behavior).

The screenplay for Creep 2 was written by Patrick Brice and Mark Duplass. Brice previously directed the first Creep, and the sex comedy The Overnight starring Taylor Schilling, Adam Scott and Jason Schwartzman.

Creep 2 stars Akhavan as Sara, a video artist whose primary focus is creating intimacy with lonely men. After finding an ad online
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