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Girl Gang

Girl Gang

Susanne Regina Meures
Switzerland
2022
54 min
n.a.
School Program
Synopsis

Being an influencer is many a teenager’s dream, and it all seems so easy—you shoot a couple of videos a day, use some clever tags, and the followers, freebies and cash come pouring in. But although this portrait of 14-year-old Leonie from Berlin is framed as a fairy tale, appearances can be deceptive. Statistics on the relationship between teenagers and influencers—“48% of surveyed teens feel closer to their social media idol than their real friends”—put the world of Girl Gang in context.

Initially, Leonie’s family is delighted, because this red-haired girl with an open, freckled face seems to have struck gold with her spontaneous content. Her parents set themselves up as her managers, but as Leonie’s followers increase by the thousands, a screaming horde of teenage girls follow her wherever she goes, and she attracts one sponsor after another, the pressures and stress grow. “I’m trapped in Leo’s world,” her mother sighs at one point. The division between work and private life is gone, the list of products to be promoted seems endless. Can they ever get the genie back in the bottle?

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Credits
54 min
color
DCP
Spoken languages: German, English
Director
    Susanne Regina Meures
    Susanne Regina Meures
Production
    Christian Frei,
    Susanne Regina Meures
    Christian Frei,
    Susanne Regina Meures
Co-production
    Urs Augstburger for SRF
    Urs Augstburger for SRF
Cinematography
    Susanne Regina Meures
    Susanne Regina Meures
Editing
    Katja Dringenberg
    Katja Dringenberg
Sound Design
    Jacques Kiefer
    Jacques Kiefer
Screenplay
    Susanne Regina Meures
    Susanne Regina Meures
Music
    Berlin Girls Choir
    Berlin Girls Choir
Involved TV Channel
    SRF
    SRF
Screening copy
    Rise and Shine World Sales
    Rise and Shine World Sales
World Sales
    Rise and Shine World Sales
    Rise and Shine World Sales
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