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‘Uncut Gems’’ breakout star Julia Fox excels once again in this satirical portrait of the sex cam industry and a romance that blossoms from it.

Scarlett is a successful dominatrix, putting her clients through painful acts of subjugation, albeit virtually. She has an ardent fan in Jack, a professional online gambler. He lives in Manhattan and is surprised to see someone with Scarlett’s likeness in a local store. After all, she’s meant to live in San Francisco. So he posits a wager – if he can prove she lives in New York, Scarlett has to accompany him on a trip to Paris. That’s the premise of the feature debut by Ben Hozie , frontman of art punk band Bodega. Featuring a score by Austin Brown, of Parquet Courts, the film evinces a low-fi aesthetic. But its scabrous humour is offset by a romanticism that makes for an entertainingly offbeat comedy drama.

BBFC Rated 18 for strong sex references and nudity

“A refreshingly grown-up take on virtual sex” - Cath Clarke, The Guardian

“Fox confirms her one-to-watch status with a vibrant performance that never gives in to victimhood” - Empire

“Revels in the complexities of genuine intimacy in an age of digital transactions” - Josh Slater-Williams, Little White Lies

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Runtime 86 Minutes
Release date 2021
  • Certification: 18