Loosely adapted from British detective fiction writer Ruth Rendell's short story of the same name, The New Girlfriend is a new film from noted gay French director Francois Ozon featuring star actor Romain Duris that manages to bend genre and gender.
"My character is the girlfriend of a close friend... I love the story. It's a comedy, but it's very emotional. I did a lot of research -- I did what I learned in theater, striving to feel, inside, how it could be to be another sex. It was a new way of being and breathing. It's different from anything I've done before."
The New Girlfriend has a limited U.S. theatrical release, opening September 18.