With the release of Marielle Heller’s “Diary of a Teenage Girl” set for August 7, the wait for the highly anticipated Sundance coming-of-age drama is almost over. Adapted from Phoebe Gloeckner’s graphic novel, the film is set in San Francisco during the 1970s and centers on Minnie (Bel Powley), a young girl who has a sexual awakening when she starts sleeping with her mother’s boyfriend (Alexander Skarsgard).
In a new clip from the film, Minnie’s mother, played by Kristen Wiig, shares some sexual advice with her daughter and tries to convince her to start some sexual exploration of her own. It seems as if the two reverse roles as Minnie is trying to figure out how to grow up, while her mother attempts to maintain her youth. Watch the clip below, courtesy of EW.