Sharp Stick

Lena Dunham, USA 2022, 86’
international premiere
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Different Girls, the same Lena Dunham. Sarah Jo experiences her first erotic disappointment with a married employer, but that’s just the beginning. There are no shortages of teachers on the Internet, so she decides to learn about sex by checking off items on her list one by one.

The heroine, Sarah Jo (Kristine Froseth), may be in her mid-20s, but in spirit she’s very much a  girl, with a MacBook decorated by stars and kitty-cat faces, a voice of sugary flower-child innocence, and a tentative manner that marks her as the very quintessence of a waif. She has grown up on the outskirts of Hollywood along with her temperamentally opposite sister, Treina (Taylour Paige), an aspiring influencer whose booty dancing in the opening scene announces that this is not going to be a demure movie; and their mother, played by Jennifer Jason Leigh, laying on the L.A. jadedness with a poison-tongued comedy as wry as it is theatrical. 

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Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham is a multi-Emmy-Award-nominated director and screenwriter, and winner of a Golden Globe. She gained acclaim as creator of the popular series Girls, in which she also stars. Tiny Furniture (2010) is her directorial feature film debut while her sophomore effort, Sharp Stick, screened at the Sundance Festival. She also starred in the comedy This is 40 and Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood. Dunham is also the author of the book Not That Kind of Girl who the „Guardian” described as ridiculously talented.


2006 Dealing(short)

2007 Hooker on Campus (short)

2010 Mebelki / Tiny Furniture

2012-2017 Dziewczyny / Girls (TV series)

2022 Sharp Stick

Cast & Crew

director Lena Dunham
screenplay Lena Dunham
cinematography Ashley Connor
editing Catrin Hedström
music Matt Allchin, Luis Felber
cast Kristine Froseth, Jon Bernthal, Scott Speedman, Lena Dunham, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Taylour Paige
producer Michael P. Cohen, Lena Dunham, Kevin Turen, Katia Washington
production FilmNation Entertainment, Good Thing Going
sales Sony / Filmbank Media
language English
coloration colour
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