St. Vincent To Direct Female-Driven Horror Movie ‘XX’ & This Is Even More Reason To Love Her
Oh, Annie Clark. Is there anything you can’t do, you brilliant guitar-wielding deity, you? According to the Hollywood Reporter, alt-rock goddess St. Vincent will direct her first movie. St. Vincent (real name Annie Clark) is all set to call the shots on of one of the four stories that will be featured in XX, a horror anthology that is both directed by and stars women exclusively. Just when I thought she couldn't get any cooler, St. Vincent goes and pulls this wicked awesome move!
The "Actor Out Of Work" musician's part was penned by Roxanne Benjamin (V/H/S, V/H/S/2), and as Rolling Stone points out, shooting on the segment will begin this spring. Clark joins directors Karyn Kusama (The Invitation), Jennifer Lynch (Surveillance), and Jovanka Vuckovic (short film The Guest) on this project. The flick's release date has yet to be announced.
During a recent appearance on the Killer POV podcast, Kusama shared a few intriguing details about XX (h/t Consequence of Sound). Here's one little snippet that both piqued my interest and gave me the willies:
The films are very different but there are overriding anxieties about female-ness to a degree. And I want to say body horror is a component.
I was all in on "anxieties about female-ness," but the second I read the words "body horror," my palms started to perspire. (Oops, I'm a major wuss about scary movies.) I'm counting on my sweaty palms and me to pull ourselves together before Clark's directorial debut is out.