One Sentence Synopsis:
Girls Who Smoke is adapted from a Moth story that played on public radio’s This American Life and is about two women, both with bad boyfriends and bad habits, who connect over a pack of cigarettes.
Girls Who Smoke is a fifteen-minute short film adapted from a true story told live at The Moth, and later heard on This American Life. It has a slice-of-life, realistic feel, and is a simple story; essentially a long walk home by our main character, Jenny, and set against the background of domestic abuse, the working class and small town America.Producer’s Statement:
Director, Tawny Foskett, wrote the adaptation of Jenifer Hixson's story with screenwriter, Gordon Farrell, and the 15-minute film was produced by Blue Turn Productions, The Auteur Tribe and Kipany Pictures. It was filmed on location in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
Most members of the creative team are women, including the award-winning German cinematographer producer Laurie Rud, associate producers Melissa Levins and Tawny Foskett and art director Irina Arnaut.
Kristin Taylor (Jenny) and Loren Lockwood (friend) star as the girls who smoke. From spending the day with her new friend, Jenny learns that her life may not be as bad as she thinks and finds strength within herself to make big changes.