It’s no secret that Daisy wanted to fit in.
Girly girl dresses, pink fingernails, she only did that to please Mum. Out of sight, she’s back into regular clothes — her brother’s clothes.
Daisy joins her brother Jude his friends for the day for “boy things”. It starts out innocently at a drug store, where they use Daisy to get boxes of extra large condoms.
She tries very hard to fit in and to win the boys’ approval.
The real scheme behind their “boy things” was ugly and unsavoury, and she didn’t want to be part of it.
She dropped a taste of their own medicine.
Erin says: “As children, we clung to those closest to us, those whom we trusted, those whom we maintained an unwavering desire to please, those without whom we were utterly helpless. This dynamic forms the essence of Daisy’s precarious relationship with her older brother Jude, whose affection and acceptance she pursues tirelessly.”
Though the events which transpire in Bombshell are fictitious, I believe they reflect certain universal experiences, the striking instances in which those whom we assume to be good do bad, and those heartbreaking moments when we must reconsider our faith in them.”
Bombshell was Erin’s thesis film at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. It screened at more than thirty international festivals and won Screenplay, Best Director, and First Prize at NYU’s First Run Film Festival.
More on the film here.