4:28 pm EDT, April 8, 2020

‘How to Build a Girl’ trailer shows Beanie Feldstein as a rock critic

Beanie Feldstein goes from a normal 16-year-old student to a famous, impossible-to-please music critic in the trailer for How to Build a Girl.

How to Build a Girl centers on Johana Morrigan, a bright, quirky, 16-year-old who uses her colorful imagination to regularly escape her humdrum life in Wolverhampton and live out her creative fantasies.

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Desperate to break free from the overcrowded flat she shares with her four brothers and eccentric parents, she submits an earnestly penned and off-beat music review to a group of self-important indie rock critics at a weekly magazine.

Despite being brushed off initially, Johana clamors to the top of the ’90s rock music scene by reinventing herself as Dolly Wilde — a venerable, impossible-to-please music critic with an insatiable lust for fame, fortune, and men.

It isn’t long before the rapid pace at which Johana’s life is changing becomes overwhelming and she runs face-first into a devastatingly real, existential crisis: Is this the type of girl she wants to become? Or does she need to start over and build again from the ground up?

Check out the trailer for How to Build a Girl below!

Based on the best-selling novel by Caitlin Moran, How to Build a Girl is a sassy, sexy, and a profoundly touching coming-of-age comedy that traces the rocky road to womanhood through the lens of a unique and wildly hilarious protagonist.

How to Build a Girl stars Booksmart and Lady Bird breakout Beanie Feldstein, Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), Paddy Constantine (Hot Fuzz), Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids) and Oscar winner Emma Thompson (Love Actually).

It will also feature the singer Lily Allen, Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe), Lucy Punch (Into the Woods), Jameela Jamil (The Good Place), Frank Dillane (the Harry Potter films), Joanna Scanlan (The Invisible Woman), Michael Sheen (Midnight in Paris) and Sarah Solemani (Briget Jones’s Baby).

The film is directed by Coky Giedroyc (Penny Dreadful, Harlots) from a screenplay written by author Caitlin Moran. It is produced by Debra Hayward and Alison Owen, and had its world premiere at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival.

How to Build a Girl will be available on video-on-demand starting May 8.

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