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 Nef, Cecilia Corrigan, Alex 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.
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.
CLARE Really? He was upset?
CALE No, I mean. He was crushed. [Smiles] Crushed.