If you’re still stuck on Shailene Woodley as the precocious heroine Hazel in The Fault In Our Stars, you might get a shock from this exclusive clip from her upcoming film White Bird In A Blizzard. The ’80s set Gregg Araki drama depicts a more raw and risqué coming-of-age story, with Woodley as a teenager whose unhinged mother (Eva Green) abruptly disappears one day.
Araki previously directed Kaboom and theJoseph Gordon-Levitt drama Mysterious Skin, so he knows his way around the darker, seamier side of youthful sex and desire. Blizzard is based on Laura Kasischke’s book of the same name and premiered this year at the Sundance Film Festival where one early review declared Woodley’s performance her most adult yet, writing, “You’ll never look at Woodley the same way again.”
If you only know her from YA-friendly fare like Divergent and TFIOS, then we can see why: In the Depeche Mode-scored montage above, she makes out on a car, on the dance floor, and pretty much everywhere else with her character’s boyfriend, played by Shiloh Fernandez, who’s joined in the supporting cast by Christopher Meloni as her father, Thomas Jane as a cop, and Gabourey Sidibe as a school friend.
White Bird In A Blizzard will be available on demand Sept. 25 and in theaters Oct. 24.
Photo Credit: Magnolia Films