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St. Vincent is writing and directing a horror film

XX is an anthology movie featuring four segments directed by and starring women

Just weeks after crafting her own female-friendly guitar (with room for breasts), St. Vincent’s Annie Clark has unveiled her latest side project. The “Digital Witness” singer is now reportedly working on her first ever feature film, and will be writing and directing a segment of upcoming horror anthology XX.

The film – marketed as “four deadly tales by four killer women” – will feature four segments directed and written by female visionaries. Annie Clark is one, and will be joined by filmmakers Jennifer Lynch, Jovanka Vuckovic and Karyn Kusama. The news was confirmed by the latter on a Killer POV podcast.

“Jovanka (Vuckovic)’s film is finished. Mine is finished,” Kusama explained. “I think we’re waiting on Annie Clark from St. Vincent, who is now making her own films. She has a film in it.” 

“The films are very different, but there are overriding anxieties about female-ness to a degree,” continued the Jennifer’s Body director. “And I want to say body horror is a component. I remember my first idea I couldn’t do because not that it was… too similar, but thematically, we were treading in the same waters. (Producer) Todd Brown feels pretty certain that they’ll end up being natural thematic alignments.”

Clark herself followed up the news with a post on Instagram, adding that she was “thrilled to be able to explore the genre.” A release date has yet to be announced.