Sharp Stick trailer: Lena Dunham plays pregnant wife whose husband is in a sexual affair

Lena Dunham’s latest feature, Sharp Stick, sees her play a pregnant wife whose husband is entangled in an affair with a younger, ‘naive’ woman.

The Girls star, 36, wrote and directed the coming-of-age comedy-drama, which debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in January.

And on Thursday, a red-band trailer for Sharp Stick premiered on the official YouTube page of the film’s distributor, Utopia, ahead of its limited theatrical release on July 29.

Sharp Stick - Lena Dunham's latest feature, Sharp Stick, sees her play a pregnant wife whose husband is entangled in an affair with a younger, 'naive' woman.  The Girls star, 36, wrote and directed the coming-of-age comedy-drama, which debuted at this year's Sundance Film Festival in January;  Lena Dunham pictured with co-stars Jon Bernthal and Kristine Froseth

Sharp Stick – Lena Dunham’s latest feature, Sharp Stick, sees her play a pregnant wife whose husband is entangled in an affair with a younger, ‘naive’ woman. The Girls star, 36, wrote and directed the coming-of-age comedy-drama, which debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in January; Lena Dunham pictured with co-stars Jon Bernthal and Kristine Froseth

According to the official Sharp Stick synopsis, the film follows ‘a 26-year-old naive’ named Sarah Jo (played by The Society’s Kristine Froseth) who ‘longs to be seen’ as she lives life ‘on the fringes of Hollywood with her mother and his sister.

Sarah Jo’s world is turned upside down “when she begins an affair with her older boss” Josh (played by The Walking Dead’s Jon Bernthal).

Things are further complicated by the fact that Josh’s wife, Heather (played by Dunham), is currently pregnant with their second child.

The unorthodox experience pushes Sarah Jo into “an education in sexuality, loss, and power.”

Trailer: And a red-band trailer for Sharp Stick premiered Thursday on the official YouTube page of the film's distributor, Utopia, ahead of its limited theatrical release on July 29;  Kristine Froseth in the photo

Trailer: And a red-band trailer for Sharp Stick premiered Thursday on the official YouTube page of the film’s distributor, Utopia, ahead of its limited theatrical release on July 29; Kristine Froseth in the photo

Plot: According to the official Sharp Stick synopsis, the film follows 'a 26-year-old ingenue' named Sarah Jo (played by The Society's Kristine Froseth) who 'longs to be seen' as she lives life 'on the fringes of Hollywood with her mother and her sister.  Sarah Jo's world is turned upside down 'when she begins an affair with her older employer' Josh (played by The Walking Dead's Jon Bernthal)

Plot: According to the official Sharp Stick synopsis, the film follows ‘a 26-year-old ingenue’ named Sarah Jo (played by The Society’s Kristine Froseth) who ‘longs to be seen’ as she lives life ‘on the fringes of Hollywood with her mother and her sister. Sarah Jo’s world is turned upside down ‘when she begins an affair with her older employer’ Josh (played by The Walking Dead’s Jon Bernthal)

Complicated: Things are further complicated by the fact that Josh's wife, Heather (played by Dunham), is currently pregnant with their second child.

Complicated: Things are further complicated by the fact that Josh’s wife, Heather (played by Dunham), is currently pregnant with their second child.

The full-length trailer gives fans a clear look at Sarah Jo’s sexual naivete by opening a scene of the character using Google to see “two people having sex” for the first time.

Throughout the narrative, Sarah Jo recalls “having her heart broken” after unexpectedly “falling in love” with her employer Josh while caring for his and his wife Heather’s special needs son.

She admits to her sister Treina (played by Zola’s Taylour Paige) that she’s “never been in love,” which only raises the stakes regarding her feelings for Josh.

Inexperienced: The full trailer gives fans a clear look at Sarah Jo's sexual naivety by opening up a character scene Google uses to watch

Inexperienced: The full trailer gives fans a clear look at Sarah Jo’s sexual naivete by opening a scene of the character using Google to see “two people having sex” for the first time.

Through the narration, Sarah Jo recalls

Throughout the narrative, Sarah Jo recalls “being heartbroken” after unexpectedly “falling in love” with her employer Josh while caring for his and his wife Heather’s special needs son.

He never had one: he admits to his sister Treina (played by Zola's Taylour Paige) that

She Never Had One: She admits to her sister Treina (played by Zola’s Taylour Paige) that she’s “never been in love,” which only raises the stakes regarding her feelings for Josh.

Her free-spirited mother, Marilyn (played by Jennifer Jason Leigh), tells Sarah Jo how she will “know” if her feelings for her “crush” are reciprocated.

Do you want to know if it really is yours? Look him in the eye and say…’ she says, and Sarah Jo finishes the sentence as she bravely approaches Josh in her laundry room.

‘Do you find me beautiful?’ she asks.

Talking to her privately, Josh explains to Sarah Jo that because he is ‘father and husband’, an affair between them ‘just can’t happen’.

Tip: Her free-spirited mom, Marilyn (played by Jennifer Jason Leigh), tells Sarah Jo how

Tip: Her free-spirited mother, Marilyn (played by Jennifer Jason Leigh), tells Sarah Jo how she will “know” if her feelings for her “crush” are reciprocated.

Brave: 'Do you want to know if it's really yours?  Look him in the eye and say…' she says, and Sarah Jo finishes the sentence as she boldly approaches Josh in her laundry room.

Brave: ‘Do you want to know if it’s really yours? Look him in the eye and say…’ she says, and Sarah Jo finishes the sentence as she boldly approaches Josh in her laundry room.

It can't happen: 'Do you find me beautiful?'  she asks.  Speaking to her privately, Josh explains to Sarah Jo that because he is 'father and husband', an affair 'just can't happen'.

It can’t happen: ‘Do you find me beautiful?’ she asks. Speaking to her privately, Josh explains to Sarah Jo that because he is ‘father and husband’, an affair ‘just can’t happen’.

But, after telling Sarah Jo how “wonderful” he thinks she is, Josh seems to have changed his mind when he initiates intercourse with her.

As the adventure progresses, Sarah Jo begins to realize that their relationship is nothing more than lust, with no promise of eternity.

“I give my body and my soul to this man and then in an instant…” narrates Sarah Jo, who witnesses a humiliated Josh apologize to his pregnant wife before kissing her as she sits alone. a few meters away from them.

But, after telling Sarah Jo what

But, after telling Sarah Jo how “wonderful” he thinks she is, Josh seems to have changed his mind when he apparently initiates intercourse with her. As the adventure progresses, Sarah Jo begins to realize that their relationship is nothing more than fleeting lust.

“I give my body and my soul to this man and then, in an instant,” narrates Sarah Jo, who witnesses a humiliated Josh apologize to his pregnant wife before kissing her with Sarah Jo just a few feet away. .

A flurry of sexually charged scenes showing Sarah Jo in the midst of her affair with Josh, as well as scenes showing her frustration around her own sexuality and self-esteem, close out the two minute and thirty second trailer.

Sharp Stick is Dunham’s first feature film on the big screen since his 2010 film Tiny Furniture, which he also wrote and starred in.

Speaking to Deadline during January’s Sundance Film Festival, the Girls alum revealed she was inspired to make Sharp Stick after watching “women-led movies from the ’70s” during the coronavirus pandemic.

Like those films, Dunham wanted to explore “female sexuality” from a “female perspective”.

Starring a Woman: Sharp Stick is Dunham's first feature film on the big screen since his 2010 film Tiny Furniture, in which he also starred.  movies starring women from the 70s during the coronavirus pandemic;  Kristine Froseth in the photo

Starring a Woman: Sharp Stick is Dunham’s first feature film on the big screen since his 2010 film Tiny Furniture, in which he also starred. movies starring women from the 70s during the coronavirus pandemic; Kristine Froseth in the photo

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