EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: 'Damsels in Distress' Interviews

Monday, 02 April 2012 14:33
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Opening in theaters on April 6th is the new comedy from director Whit Stillman (The Last Days of Disco) called Damsels in Distress. The film stars an excellent cast of young actors including Greta Gerwig (Arthur), Adam Brody (Cop Out), Analeigh Tipton (Crazy, Stupid, Love), Magalyn Echikunwoke (TV's 24), Carrie MacLemire (TV's Gossip Girl), Hugo Becker (TV's Gossip Girl), Alia Shawkat (TV's Arrested Development), and Aubrey Plaza (TV's Parks and Recreation). 

IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to sit down with director Whit Stillman, as well as many members of the cast including Greta Gerwig, Adam Brody, Analeigh Tipton, Magalyn Echikunwoke, Carrie MacLemire, and Hugo Becker to discuss Damsels in Distress. The director spoke about his new film, it's comparisons to Heathers and Rushmore, the film's dance number, and the national dance craze that he hopes it creates, while the actors discussed their eccentric characters, and working with celebrated director Whit Stillman

To watch our exclusive interview with director Whit StillmanGreta Gerwig, Adam Brody, Analeigh Tipton, Magalyn Echikunwoke, Carrie MacLemire, and Hugo Becker about Damsels in Distress, please click on the video player below. 


Seven Oaks is a East Coast college with beautiful Greek Revival arcitecture and a boorish male student population. Decades after coeducation's arrival the male atmosphere still prevails. A dynamic trio of girls - group leader Violet Wister (Gerwig), principled Rose (Echikunwoke) and sexy Heather (MacLemore) - decide to change all that, setting out to rescue their fellow students from depression, grunge and low standards of every kind. At New Student Orientation the trio spots lost-looking Lily (Tipton) and takes her under wing. Meanwhile the girls become romantically entangled with a series of men - including slick Charlie (Brody), dreamboat Xavier (Becker) and the mad frat pack of Frank (Ryan Metcalf) and Thor (Billy Magnussen) - who threaten their friendship and sanity. 

Damsels in Distress opens in theaters on April 6th. 

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