An american woman enters into a teenage party in the South of France, changing the life of the birthday girl forever.
It’s Chloè’s eighteenth birthday, and she’s celebrating it in a wonderful french countryside villa. It’s a “white party” (maybe a nod to the actual LGBT community’s White Parties), all the guests are wearing candid clothes, but innocence seems to have abandoned them long ago. The girl’s friends are vulgar, pushy, incredibly obsessed with sex – in particular, with Chloe’s virginity. She ends up isolating herself, and doesn’t seem to be enjoying their company at all. Meanwhile, a mysterious American woman is wandering around the house. All the boys are fascinated by this alluring woman who claims to be the hostess’ cousin. Soon we’ll find out that there is no link between her and Chloe, but this encounter will change their lives. We catch glimpse of the lives of two unknown women, two stray points whose random collision will generate an enlightening epiphany. Social Butterfly is a delicate portrait of a young girl’s discovery of her own sexuality, shot with an intimate eye that perhaps only a female director can have. Lauren Wolkstein has been included in Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film, and the film was presented at Sundance and SXSW in 2013, receiving critical acclaim.
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