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‘The Young Wife’ Writer-Director Tayarisha Poe On Focusing On All Of The “Great Loves” In Your Life – SXSW Studio

The Young Wife, SXSW Studio


Section: Visions

Director-Screenwriter: Tayarisha Poe

Logline: The story of a young woman grappling with the meaning of love in the face of an uncertain world, The Young Wife is a sunny day panic attack and a wholly new take on the wedding film following her over the course of her “non-wedding” day.

Sales Agent: FilmNation Entertainment

Panelists: Tayarisha Poe, Kiersey Clemons, Leon Bridges, Aida Osman

Premiered: March 12, 2023

Key Quote: Poe: “I feel like usually movies are about weddings as we expect the bride to feel that day, as opposed to how she may actually be feeling… I think it’s really in part a movie about how particularly for a young woman, there’s an expectation that the person you marry is the most important person in your world – your big love, your most important relationship – and I think in actuality that’s just setting yourself up for failure… I hope that part of what people take away from it is that you have a lot of great loves in your life and they’re not always romantic love. And they’re just as important as the romantic love that you have.”

The Deadline Studio at SXSW runs March 10-13, where the cast and creatives behind the best and buzziest titles in this year’s lineup sit down with Deadline’s festival team to discuss their movies and the paths they took to get to Austin, Texas.

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