Glimpse behind the film satirising art gallery bullshit

Filmmaker Katherine Bernard and the stars of Crush, including Hari Nef and Cecilia Corrigan, let us in on how it all went down with Genius annotations of the script

Life in a gallery can be bitchy, competitive and pretty exhausting, that’s a given. But Katherine Bernard’s latest filmic offering brings to life a much more sinister world behind the high gloss. Starring Dazed 100er Hari NefCecilia CorriganAlex Karpovsky (Girls) and Wayne Koestenbaum, Crush is a film that traces the pitfalls of naive gallery girl Cale (Corrigan) as she navigates an exhibition opening gone wrong.

Bernard, Corrigan, and Nef have used Genius to annotate an excerpt from the Crush screenplay, and you can click on the yellow highlights below to get a glimpse into what went down behind the scenes. 

INT. COMPANY GALLERY, EVENING OF THE SHOW.

We see the sculpture: one piece up, one down. The last
bit of daylight is in the gallery. CLARE stands just
outside the doors.


CLARE
Cale!

CALE walks out looking a little flushed.

CALE
Hi. Hi. It was great.

CLARE
You were perfect tonight.

CALE
I didn’t do anything.

CLARE shifts into “bestie” mode.

CLARE
[Leaning in] So, seriously... were
you around when the sculpture
fell? I mean, no big deal,
whatever happened, but...

CALE
[Breathy] I was. I was in the back
and Steven was...

CLARE
Did he say anything to you about
it?

CALE
[She exhales] He was crushed.

A beat.

CLARE
Really? He was upset?

CALE
No, I mean. He was crushed.
[Smiles] Crushed.

CALE turns and reenters the party.

ROLL CREDITS.