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How A Movie Filled With Coke And Dicks Explodes White Privilege

White Girl is ostensibly the story of a college girl who moves to Queens for the cheap rent, hooks up with a Puerto Rican drug dealer, and ruins his life, interspersed with graphic sex and indiscriminate drug use. But it’s actually a trenchant critique of the privilege afforded young, beautiful, white women, and the wreckage they can leave behind.

The Force Behind Sundance’s “Potent” Black Films

Several films exploring black lives both past and present resonated strongly with Sundance audiences, regardless of race. “Black stories are human stories … and belong to everyone,” Shari Frilot, senior programmer for the Sundance Film Festival, told BuzzFeed News.

The Year Sex Took Over Sundance

From a teenage girl's sexual awakening to gay men in a three-way, from incredibly flexible gymnastic sex to a mother having her way with a teddy bear, the 2015 Sundance Film Festival unabashedly explored areas of human sexuality rarely seen in feature films. Warning: MAJOR SPOILERS!

Meet Your Future Favorite Teen Movies

Three edgy films about adolescence — The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Me & Earl & the Dying Girl, and Dope — are the breakout hits of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

The Sundance Film That Explores The Tragic Killing Of A Black Florida Teenager

3 1/2 Minutes is the story of 17-year-old Jordan Davis, who was killed at a Florida gas station for not turning his music down. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house during this screening. UPDATE: On Jan. 31, HBO announced that it had purchased the documentary. On Oct. 5, HBO announced it will debut Monday, Nov. 23 at 9 p.m. ET — the three-year anniversary of Jordan Davis' murder.

How To Make A Sundance Hit On Your Very First Try

Charlie McDowell's feature film debut, The One I Love, manages to tell a familiar story in a new (and very complicated) way. The filmmaker, screenwriter, and stars Elisabeth Moss and Mark Duplass explain how it all came together.

David Cross Takes Aim At Self-Absorbed Social Media

“I don’t give a fuck, it’s a waste of my time, and I guess I’ll keep writing movies about how lame you are.” The alt-comedy icon made his directorial debut with the Sundance film Hits, which delivers a few brutal shots at fame and Facebook in the 21st century.

What It's Like To Have A Hit Movie At Sundance

Director Craig Johnson and co-writer Mark Heyman felt their film The Skeleton Twins, starring Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig, was good — but they were still overwhelmed by its reception at the Sundance Film Festival.

How George Takei Made It Through Sundance

BuzzFeed shadowed the Star Trek star, the subject of the new feature documentary To Be Takei, as he and husband Brad Takei braved the wilds of the Sundance Film Festival.

Lance Bass' Failed Journey To Space Made Him Fear For His Life

“I’m so glad that God made me gay, because I don’t know if I would’ve been so open-minded, if I was just a normal straight white guy from Mississippi.” Ahead of the Sochi Olympics, the former NSYNC singer on his new documentary and Russian homophobia.

Mark Duplass' Guide To Sundance Film Festival Success

While preparing to head to the Park City festival for a whopping 11th time, the veteran actor-director-producer talked to BuzzFeed about his new movie with Elisabeth Moss and offered tips to optimize the Sundance experience.

The 35 Things You Do At Catdance

The first annual Catdance Film Festival was held in Park City, Utah, this past week, and I was lucky enough to attend. This is what goes down at a film festival dedicated to cats.

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