How to Build a Girl

Opens Aug 14, 2020



The journey of Midlands teenager Johanna Morrigan, who reinvents herself as Dolly Wilde: fast-talking, lady sex-adventurer, moves to London, and gets a job as music critic in the hope of saving her poverty stricken family in Wolverhampton. Based on Caitlin Moran's bestselling semi-autobiographical novel and starring Beanie Feldstein (Booksmart).


"Giedroyc has a real sense for the oversized emotions of adolescence — to the point that she often channels it literally into a sort of kooky magical realism."
-Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly

"It's the kind of easy-to-digest, snappy and endlessly watchable film that makes you wonder why Coky Giedroyc is not more famous. But perhaps this film will give her that chance."
-Kathryn Baker, Associated Press

"To every girl who watched "Almost Famous" and "High Fidelity" and bears the scars of trying to shoehorn her inner self into the male protagonist's cramped psyche, "How to Build a Girl" arrives like a soothing balm."
-Ann Hornaday, Washington Post