The Diary of a Teenage Girl
Rated R • 102 minutes
Like most teenage girls, Minnie Goetze is longing for love, acceptance and a sense of purpose in the world. Her hard-partying mother and absent father have left her rudderless. Minnie begins a complex love affair with her mother's boyfriend, "'the handsomest man in the world," Monroe Rutherford. What follows is a sharp, funny and provocative account of one girl's sexual and artistic awakening, without judgment. Set in 1976 San Francisco, the film begins at the crossroads of the fading hippie movement and the dawn of punk rock.