Afternoon Delight
Film Info
Section:New Directors
Premiere Status:USA
Year of Prod:2012
Running Time:99
Original Language:English
Credits
dir:Jill Soloway
prod:Jen Chaiken
Sebastian Dugan
scr:Jill Soloway
cam:Jim Frohna
editor:Catherine Haight
mus:Craig Wedren
cast:Kathryn Hahn
Juno Temple
Josh Radnor
Jane Lynch
source:72 Productions
39 Mesa Street
San Francisco
CA 94129
FAX: 415 292 7120
SEBASTIAN@72productions.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
Description
Attractive, privileged Rachel (Kathryn Hahn) lives a seemingly idyllic life with her handsome and successful husband, Jeff (Josh Radnor), and preschool-aged son. A forty-ish stay-at-home mom, she divides her time between volunteering at the local Jewish Community Center, sipping wine in her impeccably modern home in LA’s Silver Lake, and avoiding confessing too much to her quinoa-munching, over-sharing shrink (Jane Lynch). When Rachel and Jeff decide to visit a strip club in order to resuscitate their near-DOA love life, she gets a lap dance from the glittery, lion-maned McKenna (Juno Temple). Peculiarly drawn to the young woman, the soccer mom strikes up a friendship with the stripper, and soon welcomes her into her home to “save” her from a life as a sex worker. Naturally, McKenna causes a sensation among the JCC’s bored housewives and frustrated husbands. A sort of belle de jour by proxy, she also shakes up Rachel’s views of her own staid existence. Anchored by a layered and truthful central performance from the underrated Hahn (Girls) and featuring a coquette-ish turn from beguiling It Girl Temple (Killer Joe), Jill Soloway’s Afternoon Delight offers a funny and moving portrayal of something we don’t often see onscreen: the female mid-life crisis and its attendant fallout.
-Michelle Devereaux
Additional Information

Jill Soloway

Writer-director Jill Soloway is a veteran writer and producer of series television, including Six Feet Under, Grey’s Anatomy, United States of Tara and How to Make It in America. Her short films include Tight, Una Hora Por Favora and a contribution to the anthology film Valencia. She is also the author of the essay collection Tiny Ladies in Shiny Pants and the creator of the LA reading series Sit ’n’ Spin. Afternoon Delight, which won her a Directing Award at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, is her feature directorial debut.

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