Damsels in Distress (2011) - Synopsis
DAMSELS IN DISTRESS follows a trio of beautiful girls who set out to revolutionize life at a grungy East Coast College – the dynamic leader Violet Wister (Greta Gerwig), principled Rose (Megalyn Echikunwoke) and sexy Heather (Carrie MacLemore). They welcome transfer student Lily (Analeigh Tipton) into their group, which seeks to help severely depressed students with a program of good hygiene and musical dance numbers. The girls become romantically entangled with a series of men - including slick Charlie (Adam Brody), dreamboat Xavier (Hugo Becker) and the mad frat pack of Frank (Ryan Metcalf) and Thor (Billy Magnussen)—who threaten the girls’ friendship and sanity.
DAMSELS IN DISTRESS marks the return of one of American independent cinema’s most distinctive voices – writer / producer / director Whit Stillman - for his first film since 1998’s The Last Days of Disco. Greta Gerwig recently won the Best Actress Award at the 2012 Jameson Dublin International Film Festival for her role in DAMSELS IN DISTRESS.
The film also stars Adam Brody, Analeigh Tipton, Megalyn Echikunwoke and Carrie MacLemore.