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L-R: Samara Weaving and Sara West. Image: Megan Lewis

L-R: Samara Weaving and Sara West. Image: Megan Lewis

BAD GIRL is releasing in Australian cinemas Thursday, 27 April followed by a special Q&A event at Luna Leederville on Friday, 28 April with writer and director Fin Edquist, hosted by Matthew Eeles from Cinema Australia.

After premiering to sold out cinemas at Melbourne International Film Festival in July 2016 and CinefestOZ the following month, BAD GIRL has made its way around the globe, finding audiences at Busan International Film Festival, Queer Screen- Mardi Gras Film Festival, both of which also sold out, Roze Filmdagen Amsterdam LGBTQ Film Festival and MiFO LGBT film festivals.

A taut, exciting thriller centred around a teenage relationship when angsty and brooding Amy, who is shipped off to a small town with her adoptive parents, who hope to set her on the straight and narrow, befriends earnest golden girl Chloe.  BAD GIRL charts the course of their obscure and unlikely relationship offering a dark perspective of the modern family.  The film stars Sara West as Amy (DON’T TELL, PETER ALLEN, ANZAC GIRLS) and Samara Weaving as Chloe (MYSTERY ROAD, OUT OF THE BLUE, HOME AND AWAY) who both provide fearless performances in strong female roles pushing the boundaries of their new found relationship which turns life threatening.

It is Western Australian producer Tenille Kennedy’s feature film debut, co-producing with Steve Kearney (ODDBALL, MY MISSTRESS) and Bruno Charlesworth.

“We’re excited to finally screen to our hometown audience and I’m so proud that my first feature has a strong female focus and passes the Bechdel test.  It’s not a glorified teenage film.  It’s raw and it’s real and having grown up in a small town, I really recognise the toxicity of the relationship between the two girls,” said Kennedy.

BAD GIRL was filmed on the outskirts of Perth in the Swan Valley, Kalamunda and Serpentine.

BAD GIRL won Best Film in the 28th Annual Western Australian Screen Awards in 2016 and Best Score at the 2017 IFC Film Festival in Los Angeles.

Grab your Q&A screening tickets from Luna Leederville.