Watch the trailer for The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Posted by – May 28, 2015
Categories: Literature & the Arts

First released in 2002, Phoebe Gloeckner’s Cover_Diary_teenage_girlThe Diary of Teenage Girl, tells the provocative and often wrenching story of fifteen-year-old Minnie Goetze, who longs for love and acceptance and struggles with her own precocious sexuality.

According to The San Francisco Chronicle, “Minnie is one of the most believable teenage protagonists ever written, a complicated, contradictory child posing as a woman. Her ‘Diary’ is a page-turner of a very high order and a tour de force of emotional intensity and damage.”

Since its original publication, the book has earned critical acclaim from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Bust, and others, and also caught the attention of actress and director Marielle Heller, whose film adaptation, starring Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgård, and Kristen Wiig, will be released from Sony Pictures Classics on August 7.

A revised edition of The Diary of a Teenage Girl will go on sale on July 21 to coincide with the film’s release. In the meantime, watch the newly released trailer for the film!

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