The Starling Girl (2023)

The Story

Seventeen-year-old Jem Starling struggles to define her place within her fundamentalist Christian community in rural Kentucky. Even her greatest joy of dancing with the church group is tempered by worry that her actions are sinful and she is caught between a burgeoning awareness of her own sexuality and her religious devotion. With the return of Owen, an enigmatic youth pastor, Jem soon finds herself attracted to his worldliness and charm. Slowly, he draws her into a dangerous relationship that could upend their entire community.

The Deets

Rating: R
Genre: Drama
Original Language: English 
Release Date (US Theaters): May 12, 2023 Limited

Main Cast

Eliza Scanlen as Jem Starling
Lewis Pullman as Owen Taylor
Jimmi Simpson as Paul Starling
Wrenn Schmidt as Heidi Starling
Austin Abrams as Ben Taylor
Kyle Secor as Pastor Taylor

Production & Crew

Distributor: Bleecker Street
Production Co: Sons of Rigor Films, 2AM, Pinky Promise
Director(s): Laurel Parmet
Producer(s): Kevin Rowe, Kara Durrett
Writer(s): Laurel Parmet
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The Trailer