American Venus
Available on AMC+, IFC Films, Philo, Prime Video, Sling TV
An official selection at the Toronto Film Festival, American Venus was written and directed by Bruce Sweeny (Dirty). The film explores the dynamics of a really dysfunctional mother/daughter relationship. Jenna Lane (Jane McGregor) is a young woman trying to escape family pressure to become an Olympic athlete and define her own individuality. Her mother is Celia (Rebecca De Mornay), a deeply disturbed, emotionally abusive woman with a thing for handguns. As she attempts to manipulate Jenna and feed her addictions, Celia grows increasingly irrational and ultimately spirals out of control. From IFC Films.
Starring Rebecca De Mornay, Jane McGregor, Matt Craven
Director Bruce Sweeney