Jill Soloway's debut feature "Afternoon Delight" premiered late at this year's Sundance Film Festival and was a surprise winner for the Dramatic Directing Award, garnering solid word of mouth for its off-kilter plot and strong ensemble, led by the underutilized-until-now Kathryn Hahn, in her first lead role.
Soloway, a well known producer for hit HBO shows like "Six Feet Under" and "United States of Tara," has transitioned smoothly to the big screen with a writing-directing debut that's as adventurous and provocative as the shows that made her name.
In the film, Hahn plays a bored L.A. housewife, who tries to "rescue" a stripper (Juno Temple) by hiring her as a live-in nanny. Complications ensue when her husband (Josh Radnor) and close friends start to question her surprising decision. Jane Lynch gives a hilarious supporting turn as Hahn's cocky therapist.
I sat down with Lynch, Radnor, Hahn and Temple at Sundance to discuss working together on the film and Soloway's unique presence during the film's production. "Afternoon Delight" comes out this Friday, August 30th. Watch our full chat below: