Damsels in Distress, written, produced and directed by Whit Stillman, is produced by Martin Shafer and Liz Glotzer, and stars the new young talents of American cinema Greta Gerwig – the muse of the independent American film movement known as “Mumblecore” (Hannah Takes the Stairs, Baghead, Nights and Weekends), who also starred in the recent Greenberg and was chosen by Woody Allen for his new film Bop Decameron – and Adam Brody (In the Land of Women, Jennifer’s Body, Scream 4). Also starring are Carrie MacLemore, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Analeigh Tipton, Hugo Becker, Ryan Metcalf, and Billy Magnussen.
Distributed by Sony Pictures Classics and produced by Westerly Film Production, Damsels in Distress is a comedy about a trio of beautiful girls as they set out to revolutionize life at a grungy American university – the dynamic leader Violet Wister (Greta Gerwig), principled Rose (Megalyn Echikunwoke) and sexy Heather (Carrie MacLemore). They welcome transfer student Lily (Analeigh Tipton) into their group which seeks to help severely depressed students with a program of good hygiene and musical dance numbers. The girls become romantically entangled with a series of men—including smooth Charlie (Adam Brody), dreamboat Xavier (Hugo Becker) and the mad frat pack of Frank (Ryan Metcalf) and Thor (Billy Magnussen)—who threaten the girls’ friendship and sanity.