If there has been one common thread throughout Sofia Coppola‘s films to date, it’s that they have focused on the stories of young women who are often engaged in some kind of act of rebellion. This can be traced all the way back to her pre-feature days, with her short films.
The interwebs has coughed up the director’s 1998 fourteen minute effort “Lick The Star.” Featuring a cameo by Peter Bogdanovich, camera work by Lance Acord (whom she would work with again on “Lost In Translation” and “Marie Antoinette“), and the music of The Go-Gos, The Amps, Free Kitten and more, the story centers on four girls who are led by their “queen bee” to poison the boys at their school. Shot in black and white, it’s an early look at the style Coppola would develop and evolve in her later pictures. So, if you’ve got a coffee break coming up, this one is worth a quick spin. Watch below.