Caitlin Moran is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel How To Build A Girl, and she was also the screenwriter for the IFC Film production, which debuts this Friday, May 8.
The movie is directed by orky Giedroyc, produced by Debra Hayward and Alison Owen, and stars Beanie Feldstein, Alfie Allen, Padddy Consindine, Chris O'Dowd, and Emma Thompson.
Feldstein plays 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.
Desperate to break free from the flat she shares with her four brothers and eccentric parents, Johana submits an earnestly penned and off-beat music review to a group of self-important indie rock critics at a weekly magazine.
After 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's not long before the rapid pace at which Johana's life is changing becomes overwhelming and she runs into a devastatingly real, existential crisis: Is this who she wants to become and did she need to start over and build again from the ground up?
About The Author: Caitlin Moran was named Columnist of the Year by the British Press Awards in 2010 and Critic and Interviewer of the Year in 2011 for her work in the Times of London. Her debut book, How to Be a Woman, was an instant New York Times bestseller. Her first novel, How to Build a Girl, received widespread acclaim and is now a major motion picture starring Beanie Feldstein and Emma Thompson. People called her follow up novel, How to Be Famous, "hilarious...Wonderfully original." She lives in London. Follow her on Twitter at @cailtinmoran, and for more, visit: https://www.caitlinmoran.co.uk/