What could go wrong when a frustrated stay-at-home mom decides to befriend and "rescue" the young stripper who gave her a lap dance one night?
Writer/director Jill Soloway's Sundance pleaser "Afternoon Delight" stars Kathryn Hahn as Rachel, the aforementioned housewife who's unhappy with her sex life, unhappy with her social life, and just generally unhappy. She and her husband Jeff (Josh Radnor) go out for a sexy night on the town with some friends, to a local strip club, where Jeff hires beautiful young McKenna (Juno Temple) to give Rachel a private performance.
Soon enough, Rachel befriends McKenna outside the club, and decides she needs to help McKenna leave her life as a "full-service sex worker." McKenna moves in and starts to act as a nanny and all-around helper, sort of like Dobby the house elf but really hot. Like we said, what could go wrong?
It's about time the great Kathryn Hahn had a starring role that lets her show off her more serious acting skills, in addition to the comic sensibility that has snagged our attention in smaller parts in the past. Soloway is a writer and producer whose credits include "How to Make it In America," "Six Feet Under," and "United States of Tara." She won the U.S. Dramatic Directing Award at Sundance for "Afternoon Delight."
"Afternoon Delight" will have a limited release on August 23, 2013.