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Fitting In

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Lindy (Maddie Ziegler) has a problem. She’s 16, doing well in school, and she has a boyfriend in her sights… But a routine gynecological examination reveals her body doesn’t conform to expectations, not her own and not society’s. Born with a rare reproductive syndrome, she is told she will never conceive and penetrative sex will require medical intervention. The revelation sends Lindy into a spin. Shying away from her friends and acting out against the sympathetic overtures of her therapist mom (Emily Hampshire), she tries to figure it all out on her own. But that only makes everything worse. The second feature from Molly McGlynn (Mary Goes Round) resonates strongly with contemporary debates around sex, gender, and what it means to be a woman. McGlynn’s very personal stake in this story can be felt not only from its intimate details but from the copious, hard-won humour she finds in even the most trying circumstances.

Personal, raw, and at times wickedly funny, the film is an excellent showcase for Ziegler, whose natural performance leaves a lasting impression.
Laura Bradley, The Daily Beast

 

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Director
Cast

Maddie Ziegler, Emily Hampshire, Djouliet Amara

Credits
Country of Origin

Canada

Year

2023

Series

Northern Lights

Language

English

18+

At International Village

19+

At The Rio

105 min
Drama Women Directors

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Credits

Executive Producer

Janelle Monae, Mikael Moore, Molly Mcglynn, Brenden Brady, Adrian Love, Laurie May, James Huntsman, Lisa Gutberlet

Producer

Jennifer Weiss

Screenwriter

Molly McGlynn

Cinematography

Nina Djacic

Editor

Maureen Grant

Production Design

Thea Hollatz

Original Music

Casey Manierka-Quaile

Director

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Molly McGlynn

Molly McGlynn is a writer and director who was born in Montreal and grew up in the United States. She lives in Los Angeles. Her first feature film, Mary Goes Round, premiered at TIFF and won numerous festival awards. Television work includes Bless This Mess, Grace and Frankie, and Grown-ish. Fitting In is her second feature.

Filmography: Mary Goes Round (2017)

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