Interview with Winning Screenwriter Rachel van Geenhoven (I, Lolita)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about?

Rachel van Geenhoven: Sexuality in cinema is so often centered around the experience of men. To the point that there’s a term for the was the camera looks at women. “I, Lolita” reclaims a story that completely erased the girl who was supposedly at its center, and then looks at one of the more complex and controversial ways that women assert their power over their own sexuality. It’s sort of rare that feminism and sex-positivity go hand-in-hand, and this film begins to bridge that gap.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Romantic comedy, coming-of-age, dramedy

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

I’ve never seen anything quite like it on the screen! There are so few stories that center women’s sexuality, or sisterhood, and the overlap in particular is quite rare! That aside, it’s also just funny and…

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