The indie comedy Dirty Girl will
have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on
Sunday, September 12.
The film's relatively unknown stars are
being supported by a long list of Hollywood staples, including Milla
Jovovich, Mary Steenburgen, William H. Macy and country music stars
Dwight Yoakam and Tim McGraw.
Set in Oklahoma in the late 80s, first
time writer-director Abe Sylvia's film revolves around Danielle
(played by Juno Temple, Cracks, Year One, Atonement), a
promiscuous Norman High student who enlists Clarke, a gay but
closeted boy played by newcomer Jeremy Dozier (Five Reasons to
Kill Casper Moronii), to run away with her from their small town.
Temple's character sets off in search
of the father she never knew, while Dozier plays the role of a boy
who wants to avoid being enrolled in military school and has yet to
admit his sexual orientation.
Western music singer Yoakam plays
Clarke's homophobic father.
The thirty-fifth iteration of the
festival opens on September
9 and runs for ten days.