It's the latest film to surely have a Break Out film start of the 2018 new year: INTENSE!
Blame, a movie about teenage sexuality, and the damage it can cause. The movie follows Abigail (Quinn Shephard, who also directs), a high schooler reemerging after a stint in a psych ward. She starts a friendship with her English teacher Jeremy, played by Chris Messina, which teeters on the edge of inappropriate. Abigail earns the role of Abigail in The Crucible, maybe because Jeremy favors her. Melissa (Nadia Alexander) is immediately suspicious of their friendship, maybe because she's jealous of their relationship.
The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in May to much acclaim. (Nadia Alexander won the Tribeca Film Festival Jury award for her role.) Shephard, who is just 22, is a first-time director. She was just 15 when she envisioned the film, which is why the movie feels so completely accurate.