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Exclusive Clip: Subversive Sexuality in Stephan Littger’s Explosive Debut ‘Her Composition’

Exclusive Clip: Subversive Sexuality in Stephan Littger’s Explosive Debut 'Her Composition'

In this exclusive clip from Stephan Littger’s debut feature film “Her Composition,” Malorie (Joslyn Jensen)
discovers a new side to her sexuality that will launch her journey of musical
discovery. Throughout her frenzied sensual journey sleeping with random clients
during which she has random musical experiences, she will leave behind the
confines of the status quo that had enchained her creative self. Her clients
become the collective muse for her new composition.

Beautifully shot (Andres Karu) with a
magical score by Christopher Libertino, Littger’s stunningly self-assured
directorial debut asks fundamental questions by deconstructing the traditional
three-act structure through the body of a woman on her journey to creative
emancipation. Edgy and controversial, will Malorie for the first time create
something that truly reflects her creative self or is she merely on an express
path to insanity? 

“I was attracted to the idea of a narrative
that sounds traditional, even sexist at first but turns out to be exactly the
opposite by questioning Hollywood gender roles and empowering a young artist
who turns the tables on the men she meets — and therefore audience
expectations.” Littger says of the inspiration behind this movie. “In that
sense, I am Malorie and Malorie is all of us who feel we have a voice and want
to get it out there. And it’s incredibly hard and you need to find that
non-judgmental space in the world that allows you to do that. In our private
screenings so far, the reactions have been particularly exciting to me as
author as every audience member raises infinitely insightful points about
Malorie’s journey and her challenges. While there’s definitely also a strong
political dimension to it, above all I want to entertain. It wouldn’t work any
other way.”

After Austin Film Festival, the film will
have its international premiere at Whistler Film Festival in early December. Jensen
is supported by a stellar supporting cast featuring Christian Campbell
(“Trick”), Heather Matarazzo (“Welcome to the Dollhouse”), comedian Rachel
Feinstein (“Trainwreck”) and Margot Bingham (“Boardwalk Empire”). The voice of
Oscar-nominated Executive Producer René Bastian (“Transamerica”) is felt throughout.

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Dan

looks f***** up and amazing! when is this coming out in LA??

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