Jack and Diane

November 2nd 2012
  • Horror/Romance,
  • R,
  • 110 min,
  • Magnolia Pictures
  • Cast: Juno Temple, Riley Keough, Kylie Minogue, Dane DeHaan, Leo Fitzpatrick, Haviland Morris, Cara Seymour, Michael Chernus, Neal Huff, Rock Kohli, Jen Ponton, Michael Jefferson, Bryan Williams, Zohren Weiss, Blake Daniel, Samantha Ives, Brett McClelland, Jackson Ning, Jennifer Appel, David Villalobos, Lena Gora, T. Oliver Reid, Thysson George , Evan Haydien, Troy Zapata, Nathaniel P. Claridad
  • Director: Bradley Rust Gray
  • Writer: Bradley Rust Gray
  • Producers: Karin Chien, Jen Gatien, Bradley Rust Gray, So Yong Kim
  • Executive Producers: Ricardo Costa Reis, Rui Costa Reis, Eliad Josephson, Leonardo Guerra Seràgnoli, Riaz Tyab, Thysson George Williams
  • Art Direction: Matt Marks
  • Castings: Sig De Miguel, Stephen Vincent
  • Costume Design: Audrey Louise Reynolds
  • D.O.P.: Anne Misawa
  • Makeup: Joelle Troisi
  • Production Design: Chris Trujillo


Jack and Diane, two teenage girls, meet in New York City and spend the night kissing ferociously. Diane's charming innocence quickly begins to open Jack's tough skinned heart. But when Jack discovers that Diane is moving she pushes her away. Unable to grasp her new feelings, Diane's emotions begin to cause unexplainable violent changes to her body. Through these awkward and insecure feelings, the two girls must struggle to turn their first love into an enduring one.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Filming Locations: New York City, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Strong sexual content including nudity and an assault, bloody violence, language and drinking - all involving teens
  • Production Companies: Deerjen Films, RCR Media Group
  • Production Schedule: August 2010 - September 2010

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2012 Guide Analysis: "The latest effort from filmmaker Bradley Rust Gray ("In Between Days," "The Exploding Girl") is a lycan lesbian drama. As a concept it sells itself with the teen, gay and dirty old man demographics all likely to line-up to get tickets, or in the latter case sit at home in a raincoat and watch it on Netflix. Yet this indie genre tale was stuck in development for years as a revolving door of cast members came and went until Riley Keough and Juno Temple were ultimately locked into the titular roles.

Studios certainly love to flirt the sexual orientation divide in their monster mashes, but challenge them with the idea of an outright gay genre film and they scurry back to their corners reaching for the nearest kiddie cartoon adaptation. Here is a story in which two New York City teenage girls fall in love as one struggles with her newly awakened sexual desire giving her werewolf-like visions.

The actual amount of lycanthropic action in the film is said to be minimal - more metaphorical than literal aside from at least one nightmare sequence. I'm guessing something more akin to Natalie Portman's delusions in "Black Swan". Aussie singer Kylie Minogue puts in a cameo as the owner of a tattoo parlour and the ex-girlfriend of Jack's character - for those wondering, she does have a kissing scene. Magnolia Pictures are said to be targeting a mid-Summer limited release."

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