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Whit Stillman on Why His Comeback ‘Damsels in Distress’ Was Born Out of Rejection

After a 14-year-gap, writer/director Whit Stillman (The Last Days of Disco) is back with his latest indie comedy: Damsels in Distress.

Says Stillman about the success of his female-centric films, “I find it really liberating to write from a woman’s point of view. And the Violet character [from Damsels in Distress] is as close to my concerns and my story. She’s the most personal character I’ve done; the one I’m closest to. In a romantic comedy, the woman’s situation is the most interesting. The guy’s situation isn’t. He just has to call up a girl.”

Read the full interview here on Indiewire.

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