St. Vincent Is Directing A Genderswapped Version Of “The Picture Of Dorian Gray,” And All Our Goth Dreams Are Coming True

by Erika W. Smith

This is one of those stories where each detail makes you a little more excited. Per Variety:

1. St. Vincent, aka Annie Clark, is directing a feature film.

2. It’s an adaptation of an Oscar Wilde work.

3. It’s the Picture of Dorian Gray.

4. But it’s genderswapped.

5. So Dorian is a woman now.

Also: Elle screenwriter David Birke will write the script, and there’s no word yet about the cast or release date. There have been a ton of Dorian Gray adaptations — most recently Penny Dreadful tackled the story, and there was also a 2009 film adaptation starring Ben Barnes as Dorian and Colin Firth as Lord Henry. But we’re pretty sure Clark has a new take on it.

Clark previously directed a short film, “Birthday Party,” which she also co-wrote and scored. It premiered at Sundance Film Festival earlier this year as part of a women in horror anthology called XX. Melanie Lynskey, Joe Swanberg and Sheila Vand starred, and it’s available on Netflix right now, so get watching. But in case you can’t just start watching a movie at work, here’s a clip below:

Top photo: St. Vincent/Annie Clark in an advertisement for Ernie Ball Music Man

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