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The Coveteur: Interview

Sep 1, 2016       Filed In Photos ,Press ,White Girl       Comments: 0

Morgan Saylor and India Menuez ruminate on fall’s most controversial movie.

To give you an idea, White Girl, out in theaters tomorrow, is being compared to Kids, that seminal ‘90s movie about New York youth that made everyone squirm out of discomfort, recognition, fear…or really all of the above. TBD, watching White Girl is a stressful, uncomfortable experience largely because the main character, played by Morgan Saylor, and her best friend and roommate, played by India Menuez, are simultaneously completely relatable, yet totally frightening.

Through the length of the film, and Elizabeth Wood’s writing and direction, you live their dream/nightmare summer as they navigate a hell of a lot of sex, drugs, violence, and a whole lot of testing their power and privilege as young white women in New York—you know, normal coming of age stuff accelerated to the nth degree. It probably goes without saying the Saylor and Menuez are about as smart and savvy as they come. After a screening of the film last week we let the co-stars do their thing in a hotel conference room and got to listen in on their conversation about everything from patriarchy and rape culture to how they became IRL friends.


REFINERY 29: Interview

Sep 1, 2016       Filed In Press ,White Girl       Comments: 0

Morgan Saylor Isn’t Actually White Girl‘s Wild Ingénue In Real Life

White Girl is a frenzied carousel ride of vices. In its first scene, Leah — the white girl of the title — has just moved from her sleepy city in Oklahoma to a neighborhood in Queens she describes as “basically Brooklyn.” By the third or fourth scene, she’s giving her boss a blow job and snorting lines. Soon enough, her hedonism backfires: After her boyfriend is busted for selling drugs, White Girl’s camera follows Leah’s feverish zigzag between her own highs and lows as she works to get him released from prison.

Director Elizabeth Wood told Refinery29 that to understand her movie you have to “look past the titties.” Sometimes, though, it’s harder to look past the frustration of Wood’s main character. Leah is playful and charming, even as she’s stumbles toward her own self-destruction. She’s optimistic, even to the detriment of her accomplices.

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W Magazine: Meet the white girls behind the film “White Girl”

Aug 24, 2016       Filed In Photos ,Press ,White Girl       Comments: 0

(Source W Magazine)

The women responsible for one of the year’s most controversial films.

The controversy started straight away. In January, White Girl, Elizabeth Wood’s film based on a youthful summer of her own life, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Hours later, at 3:25 a.m., Variety critic Peter Debruge published the first scandalized review. He used phrases like “wall to wall depravity,” “cesspool of reprehensible behavior,” and “unbearably realistic horror show.”

When I met Wood in early August, the 33-year old writer-director was still hot under the collar about the review. Her film, which is in theaters September 2, tells the story of Leah (Morgan Saylor), a pretty, white college-age girl who moves into a sketchy Queens neighborhood and falls for the Puerto Rican drug dealer on the corner. The film is rife with drugs, nudity, graphic sex, and at one point rape. There is exposed male genitalia and cocaine being snorted off of it. White Girl is a challenging film. In so many words, Wood painted a portrait of the Variety critic as an aging square who stayed up late into the night in a state of sustained moral panic in order to pin the first scarlet ‘A’ on her debut feature.
“My opinion may have changed since then,” she said last week, before a screening of the film in New York City. An angelic-looking sprite with a delightfully foul mouth, she was sharing a plate of fried cauliflower with Saylor, whose Leah is a housebroken version of a younger Wood: petite, waist-length hair, a little quieter but still prone to adventurous decision-making.

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Glamour: New Portrait with Annabelle Dexter-Jones

Aug 3, 2016       Filed In Press ,White Girl       Comments: 0

54 Amazing Women on What It Means to Be an American Woman in 2016

For Glamour’s September issue, we asked 54 incredible women across America—from actresses to activists—to define themselves. Each of the incredible women in this gallery has her own glorious, gutsy, utterly unique answer—read them all here.

“Morgan Saylor acts, writes, and enjoys riding her bike to the beach at Far Rockaway. Her hands get excited when she talks about math with her classmates at the University of Chicago.”

(Source Glamour US)

Sundance: 19 Biggest Breakthrough Performances

Jan 31, 2016       Filed In News ,Press ,White Girl       Comments: 0

Sundance has always served as a springboard to launch the careers of under-the-radar actors — just ask Michael B. Jordan (“Fruitvale Station”), Carey Mulligan (“An Education”), Paul Dano (“Little Miss Sunshine”) and Ryan Gosling (“The Believer”) — and the 2016 edition of the festival was no exception. Variety’s critics Justin Chang, Guy Lodge and Geoff Berkshire and film reporters Ramin Setoodeh and Brent Lang weighed in on their favorite breakthrough performances at this year’s Sundance.

Morgan Saylor, “White Girl”
The 21-year-old Saylor got her start playing one of the more reviled characters on television (Dana Brody in “Homeland”), and there will be plenty who despise her latest creation, Leah, the recklessly rutting-and-snorting young hellion trying to get her dealer boyfriend out of jail in Elizabeth Wood’s scuzzy provocation “White Girl.” But liking Leah — let alone finding her empowering — could scarcely be more beside the point, and the strength of Saylor’s performance lies in its defiant refusal of the audience’s sympathy as she plunges headlong into a whirlwind of debasement. The character may be awfully stupid, but only an actress of blazing intelligence could keep us watching.

(Source Variety)

12 Breakout Stars From Sundance 2016

Jan 29, 2016       Filed In Press ,White Girl       Comments: 0


There are so many remarkable things about Saylor’s ferocious lead performance in White Girl that it’s hard to know where to begin. Obliterating whatever assumptions you might have from watching her on Homeland, the 21-year-old plays a fresh-faced college sophomore named Leah who moves to Queens, falls for a square-jawed Puerto Rican drug dealer, and finds herself stuck with a kilo of unsold blow when her new beau gets pinched.

Saylor’s fully weaponized embodiment of racial privilege always saves the movie from sensationalism, even as Leah snorts her body weight in cocaine and tries to become the Tony Montana of lower Manhattan. Vulnerable, invincible, empowered, and pathetic all at once, few actresses have better navigated the difference between being naked and being exposed — and it looks like we ain’t seen nothing yet.

(Source RollingStone.Com)

Homeland’s Morgan Saylor Talks Movies, Music—and Pies (Allure)

Aug 22, 2014       Filed In Photos ,Press       Comments: 0

Some girls have all the luck. Some girls have all the pain. At 19, Morgan Saylor has enjoyed plenty of the former and displayed plenty of the latter. Best known for her unsettling portrayal of disaffected teen Dana Brody on Homeland, she stars this month in the indie film Jamie Marks Is Dead, a high-school romance with a dark, supernatural edge. Saylor is retro, but without affectation. She bakes, collects vinyl, and loads actual film in her camera. Kids these days.

What attracted you to this movie and this role? “She’s so confident. She’s so cool. She’s really weird and collects rocks, but she’s sure of herself in these weird ways. And [director] Carter Smith. I’d seen his shorts Bugcrush and Yearbook, which I thought were so well done. He’s very passionate, and he has a crazy-great mind for film and the look and the mood, being such an experienced photographer.”

You also just worked with Kevin Costner on McFarland, a high-school sports drama from Disney. I’m guessing “moody” is not the best adjective for this one. “It’s very, very different. Probably opposite. I play Kevin’s daughter. She’s 14 going on 15. She wears a lot of pink. It’s a family film. It’s fun and makes you smile.”

You may be the only 19-year-old New Yorker who cooks. “For my eighteenth birthday, [Homeland costar] Morena Baccarin gave me The New York Times Cookbook, which is so thick and has everything you could ever imagine. I like to make pies. That’s kind of my new obsession—peach, blueberry, apple, strawberry. I make a really good pumpkin pie with real pumpkin.”

What music do you listen to? “I guess this is old-school. I like records. My favorite is Simon and Garfunkel. Bookends is my favorite album of all time [and] ‘America’ is my favorite song.”

You say you read on the train to and from your Brooklyn apartment. Current titles? “In my backpack right now is Frankenstein. Classic.”

What do you think accounted for all the vitriol against your Homeland character? “I think it’s [because] she’s a teenager, [and] teenagers are annoying. She’s very angsty…poor girl. It was also kind of a distraction from the main plot. Why do we have to watch it? Where’s Brody? I think it’s OK that people have opinions. It’s healthy.”

What’s on your agenda? “I’m going to go to the University of Chicago. I’ve deferred. I took one gap year, and they have just approved a second deferral. Hopefully I’ll be going next fall.”

So back to pies. Crisco or butter? “I tried the Crisco, and I hated it. Hated it! I couldn’t roll it out. I’m a butter girl for my piecrusts.”

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