Miu Miu Taps A Real Life Girl Skater Gang For Its Latest Women’s Tales Short

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For the twelfth commission in its Women’s Tales short film series, Miu Miu enlisted New York-based director Crystal Moselle to realize her self-penned story, titled That One Day. Set on the outskirts of Manhattan, the short follows 24-hours in the life of 17-year old Rachelle. Using her skateboard as a weapon for self-discovery and a method of escape, Rachelle flees from a group of jeering young men and into the arms of a fearless gang of skater girls. Together, the gang demonstrate to Rachelle the importance of female kinship, love, and acceptance in her coming of age journey. “Today is the first day that I haven’t been feeling that sense of loneliness,” says the film’s lead at the Tale’s end.

Moselle cites her own years as a teen as a big influence on the final film, but its true inspiration comes from its lead characters who are all members of Manhattan’s real life, all-girl skate crew called The Skate Kitchen. The director overheard them talking on the subway one day and asked them if they’d be interested in starring in her next project. She then wrote the film’s script around their individual personalities—so the tale that you watch and the words that you hear in the film are true and authentic.

“I am in love with the transformation stage in a girl’s life, when they are not quite a girl but not quite a woman,” explained Moselle in a statement. “That One Day renders this moment as a tender daydream—ardently feminine skaters in serene slow-motion which isn’t afraid of the tough truths facing young women.”

The film premiered at Venice Film Festival in September, but made its New york debut last night at the Lower East Side’s Metrograph movie theatre and is available for all to watch in full now at miumiu.com.

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