Molly McGlynn is watching "Never Rarely Sometimes Always" - IG Live May 2 @ 1.00pmEST/10.00amPST
Updated: May 2
What are you watching?
Never Rarely Sometimes Always, Eliza Hittman, 2020
Why did you decide to watch or re-watch this movie now?
A producer I'm working with, Jennifer Shin, suggested I watch it because my next feature is about a teenage girl's discovery of a reproductive and sexual disorder. Though about totally different things, I was interested to see this film and see how Hittman executed a largely unexplored topic of a young female experience. I found this movie deeply affecting and challenged me to think differently about my next feature.
How did you watch the movie?
I watched it alone on my couch drinking a vodka soda and eating pizza. I think they were planning to have a theatrical release but found it on iTunes for 19.99 which I am more than happy to pay. The main thing I don't like about watching movies at home is that I can still check my phone and I need to get better at not checking it or putting it in a different room. Though not the ideal screening situation, the lazy asshole in me does love the ease of a couch watch. I would've gone to see this in a theatre though because I found it deeply cinematic.
Were there specific moments in the movie that made you think: "Dang, I wish somebody was watching this with me?" What were those moments and why? If not, why was it suited to watching solo?
There was an intimacy about this movie that made me sort of happy to watch it alone. It felt like reading someone's diary or something. However, there were a few shots (indentation of her bra straps on her shoulder!) that were so beautiful I had to re-wind and I would've loved to have been able to turn to my best friend and say: "Did you see that?! Did that break your heart too!?" Certain movies, I really just want to be alone to watch and this was one of them.
Is there a Covid-19 relief fund or organisation you'd encourage people to give to/and or support?
Not specific to Covid-19, but I worry that access to abortions and funding is compromised during these times. Also: relevant to this movie! National Network of Abortion Funds
Tell us about you!
Molly McGlynn is an award-winning writer and director based in Los Angeles. Her first feature film, Mary Goes Round, starring Aya Cash (You're the Worst) premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2017 and went on to win several awards including the Panavision Independent Cinema Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Her directorial television credits include Workin' Moms (Netflix), Bad Blood (Netflix), Speechless (ABC), Grownish (Freeform) and Bless This Mess (ABC). She was most recently the producing director on Season 2 of Bless This Mess. In 2019, she was the recipient of the Stella Artois Jay Scott Prize awarded by the Toronto Film Critics Association.