‘Single White Female’ Goes Punk Rock In An Underground Music Thriller

One of the most exciting films to come out of the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival was “Poser,” a spine-chilling thriller set in the underground music scene of Columbus, Ohio. The film, which follows a girl who starts a music podcast in a bid to befriend her punk idols and is quickly sucked down a dark path, has earned praise for her bold vocals and strong performance from the premiere. main actress Sylvie Mix. The film quickly drew comparisons to similar thrillers like “Single White Female,” and its theatrical release was eagerly awaited by many indie moviegoers. If you’re one of them, the wait is almost over, as the film has released a new trailer and poster ahead of a June theatrical release from Oscilloscope Laboratories.

The official synopsis for “Poser” reads, “Wallflower Lennon Gates (Mix) yearns to enter the inner sanctum of the underground music scene in Columbus, Ohio. When she creates a podcast to interview the local artists she adores , Lennon discovers his own musical ambitions, develops a quick friendship with gripping and confident performer Bobbi Kitten, and in the process creates an identity not entirely his own. Bobbi to find her voice lead her down the path of a dark obsession.

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“Posing” was directed by Noah Dixon and Ori Segev, working from an original screenplay written by Dixon. It stars Mix, Rachel Keefe, and Bobbi Kitten, who plays a semi-fictional version of herself. Since much of the film is set in Columbus’ underground music scene, the film plans to honor this community with “Poserfest,” a June 10 concert featuring 10 local Columbus artists performing on multiple stages. the week before the film’s theatrical release in New York. and LA. You can buy tickets for the concert here.

In her review of Tribeca, IndieWire’s Kate Erbland wrote “pungent, funny, feverish and more than a little biting, ‘Poser’ is an auspicious start and proof that this seemingly well-harnessed subgenre hasn’t not done chilling the public just yet.”

“Poser” will open in Columbus on June 3 and New York and Los Angeles on June 17, followed by a nationwide rollout shortly after. Check out the trailer and poster, both exclusive to IndieWire, below:

“Poseur” Poster - Credit: Oscilloscope

“Posing” poster – Credit: Oscilloscope


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Diana J. Carleton