Morgan Saylor and India Salvor Menuez are the stars of ‘White Girl,’ a shocking, sex-filled story of a New York summer and two privileged white girls’ descent into drug dealing.
“Katie is definitely a bit of a Becky,” laughs India Salvor Menuez, the artist and actress who plays one half of a privileged caucasian, middle class duo spending the summer vacation in an ungentrified corner of New York in White Girl. In the film, Elizabeth Wood’s debut feature, Leah (played by Homeland’s Morgan Saylor) and Katie (played by Menuez) find a place to rent in Queens for the summer, and invite the young Puerto Rican drug dealers from the block in to party, smoke, and have sex. “It’s not entirely her fault,” India explains, of her character’s privileged ignorance, which extends to blithely wondering if the Puerto Ricans might steal her camera if left alone in the room. “A sheltered upbringing pre-NYC instills the kind of moderate racism she expresses,” she continues. “She shares the same fear of people of color as many others from the white suburbs of America.”