The New Romantic — Trailer


added: Thu, Sep 20th '18

"The New Romantic" is an anti-romantic dramedy about a young college reporter who, while working on a new sex column for her school's newspaper, has decided to enter into a mutually beneficial relationship with an older, wealthy businessman, trading sex for gifts.

The film, which premiered back in March at the SXSW Film Festival where it won a Special Jury Award, stars British actress Jessica Barden, who is, perhaps, best known as the breakout star of the hit British series "The End of the F-ing World." Here, she plays an American college senior and aspiring gonzo journalist who's been tasked with writing an anonymous sex column.

When her editor threatens to kill her assignment because her story lacked the oomph of a juicy dating life, she decides to write about the trials and tribulations of being a female "sugar baby," which is a woman who willingly gets involved in a mutually beneficial arrangement with an older gentlemen, generally referred to as a "sugar daddy."

In this case, she has her friend set her up in a romantic arrangement with an university business professor (played by Timm Sharp, from "Blunt Talk" and "Enlightened"). But the longer she writes about and maintains her sugar baby relationship, the more she doubts herself, despite the increasing popularity of her column.

Written and directed by first-time filmmaker Carly Stone, "The New Romantic" co-stars Avan Jogia (Twisted), Hayley Law (Riverdale), Brett Dier (Jane the Virgin), and Camila Mendes (Riverdale).

The film is scheduled to open in select theaters on November 9th, and will then be made available on VOD and Digital on November 13th. Watch the trailer, above.

Frustrated with the lack of chivalrous guys her own age, a college senior (Jessica Barden) gives up on dating for love and decides to date an older man in exchange for gifts instead.


directed by   Carly Stone

starring   Jessica Barden, Timm Sharp, Hayley Law, Brett Dier, Avan Jogia, Camila Mendes

release date   November 9, 2018 (in select theaters), November 13, 2018 (on VOD/Digital)

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