Hollywood truisms aren't hard to come by: film is always a fine balance between art and commerce, scripts are mercilessly butchered by ruthless studio executives, "you're only as big as your last movie" and so on. One adage that demands closer inspection is that there are no three-dimensional roles written for women. That is, of course, unless you write and act them yourself... With Lena Dunham blazing a trail for writer-cum-actresses on TV, one actress who can lay claim to bringing about a changing of the Hollywood guard is Greta Gerwig – the queen of the 'Mumblecore' movement, star of Greenberg, Lola Versus, and most recently, the critically acclaimed Frances Ha.
Written by and starring Gerwig, Noah Baumbach's Frances Ha is intelligent, beautifully crafted independent filmmaking at its very best; at once a portrait of rudderless modern youth and a nostalgic throwback to the heyday of Woody Allen and the French Nouvelle Vague.
On a balmy September's day in Bushwick, New York, So it Goes had the pleasure of sitting down with and photographing Greta for the front cover of So it Goes, Issue.2.
The inimitable supermodel/photographer Helena Christensen stepped behind the lens, Erin Walsh styled, and Wall Group starlets Brigitte Reiss-Andersen and Marco Santini added the final flourishes on make-up and hair respectively.
You can see the full print feature in So it Goes Issue.2 (out in November) but in the meantime, here’s a sneak peek behind the scenes. A huge thanks to Rafael Fuchs and the Fuchs Project for the use of their beautiful gallery space.