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‘Duck Butter’ Trailer: Alia Shawkat and Laia Costa Make Love Every Hour For a Day

Miguel Arteta shares a writing credit with Shawkat, a producer on "Search Party," in his provocative follow-up to "Beatriz at Dinner."

Duck Butter

“Duck Butter”

The Orchard

Alia Shawkat has been forging quite the illustrious career since her breakout role in “Arrested Development.” The actress is an executive producer of the hipster comedy thriller “Search Party,” in which she also stars, and now she shares a screenwriting credit with “Beatriz at Dinner” director Miguel Arteta on his new movie, “Duck Butter.” Shawkat stars in the film as well, which premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival next month and recently released a provocative first trailer.

Produced by the Duplass brothers, who both appear in the first scene of the trailer, along with Kumail Nanjiani, “Duck Butter” follows a one-night stand between two women (Shawkat and Laia Costa) that turns into a sexual experiment to have sex every hour for 24 hours. What begins as a whirlwind, endorphin-fueled sex haze turns into something more challenging than they could have predicted.

Shawkat’s newfound creative involvement in her acting projects is setting a new standard for what authentic representation looks like behind the camera, a problem hinted at in the trailer’s opening scene.

“Duck Butter” premieres April 20 at the Tribeca Film Festival, ahead of its April 27 theatrical release by The Orchard. It will be available on digital platforms nationwide on May 1. Check out the trailer below.

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