It's been more than five years since "Girls" went off the air, though Lena Dunham has continued to court controversy. The polarizing writer-director-actress has plenty of loyal fans of and annoyed bystanders to her art. While working for HBO in the interim, the upcoming dramedy Sharp Stick marks her first feature since 2010's award-winning Tiny Furniture.
The film follows Sarah Jo (Kristine Froseth), a sexually immature 20-something who still lives at home with her mom (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and sister (Taylour Paige). She recklessly starts an affair with her married boss (Jon Bernthal) that causes her whole world to spin out of control. The cast also includes Scott Speedman, Tommy Dorfman and Dunham herself. Despite getting mixed reviews out of Sundance, the film has been acclaimed for its sex positivity.
Sharp Stick opens in New York and L.A. on July 29. A nationwide expansion and digital release follows in August.