Winner of the Berlin International Film Festival CICAE Art Cinema Award and selected to screen as part of the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s 2014 New Directors/New Films Series, “She’s Lost Control” will finally hit theaters this month.
Actress Brooke Bloom plays Ronah, a New York City woman who works as a sexual surrogate for individuals who struggle with a wide range of issues related to physical intimacy. Ronah finds herself in a difficult position when a man named Johnn, played by Marc Menchaca, comes to her for help, and she suddenly she finds herself struggling to separate her personal feelings for Johnny from the requirements of her job.
“I wanted to make a film that feels very real about something that’s kind of uncanny,” director Anja Marquardt told Indiewire. “Living in NY there is a lot of life on every corner, yet it’s hard not to feel that we’re growing more and more comfortable distancing ourselves from our emotions. Using surrogate forms, at the touch of our fingertips, of connecting to others. Outsourcing our most intimate moments. That idea was the kernel of the story and I wanted to explore that contrast.”
Check out the trailer for “She’s Lost Control” below. Monument Releasing will release the film theatrically in New York on March 20 and expand to Los Angeles on March 27.