Podtalk: Writer, Director & Actor Jenn Harris Expresses ‘She’s Clean’

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CHICAGO – Today (June 5, 2024) is the premiere online for one of the most thought provoking and original ideas in short film. “She’s Clean” is scene-by-scene cinema of a woman who decides to create a path of expression for herself through different sexual partners. What she learns is unexpected. Jenn Harris writes, directs and stars in this revealing story.

“She’s Clean” involves a woman (Harris) finding herself in a factual aspect that women achieve a sexual peak in their mid-to-late thirties. Taking advantage of our current hook-up cyberspace, she engages a number of partners. Her rules of engagement are simple … all of the prospects must clean themselves to perfection, and all must trust the moment. This simplicity is upended by the various comments and insecurities of the men, but in the end all is not lost.

She’s Clean
Photo credit: Jenn Harris

Jenn Harris is both a filmmaker and character actress. She achieved a recent breakthrough as one of the ensemble in the Oscar nominated “American Fiction” as Aileen Hoover, an author that main character Monk (Jeffrey Wright) sits on committee with to determine a literary prize. She has emerged also as a writer/director of note, and “She’s Clean” is her second award-winning short.

In Part One of a Podtalk with Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com, writer/director/lead actor Jenn Harris on the themes that embrace “She’s Clean” …

In Part Two, a continuance on the short film and a bit about “American Fiction” …

In a video clip, Jenn Harris talks about how to look at “She’s Clean” …

AND NOW … the online premiere of (click to access) SHE’S CLEAN.

”She’s Clean” features Jenn Harris, Randy Harrison, Louis Canclmi, Becca Blackwell, Eric Taback, Michael Borrelli, Ryan Bourque, Keith Contreras, David J. Cork, Ryan Czerwonko and Gjermund Gjesme. Written and directed by Jenn Harris. Not Rated, with nudity and sexual situations.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

Editor and Film Critic/Writer

© 2024 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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