Central City Media is excited to share the new poster and trailer for Sarah Pirozek’s auteur-driven, revenge noir thriller #LIKE, which will be available to rent and buy on all major digital platforms from 1st November.
On the ﬁrst anniversary of her younger sister’s death Woodstock teen, Rosie, discovers the mysterious man who sexploited and bullied her sister to commit suicide back on-line trolling for new victims. After the authorities refuse to get involved she ﬁnds a darker side she never knew she had, as she takes justice into her own hands.
Writer/Director Sarah Pirozek says of the film “#LIKE is an elevated genre, an unapoloegtically angry ‘Noir’.”
Pirozek continues “The story was written as the #METOO movement began, foreshadowing the spirit calling up Rosie’s voracious chimera. She is a teen girl deep in grief. The psychological thriller nods, in turn, to Hitchcock, Fuller and Campion, echoing terrifying true stories that are all over the internet of teens exploited and bullied by predators and their peers, to harm themselves and are even driven to suicide. I began thinking about how the family left behind deals with their loss, particularly the siblings, of often female victims, and what a teen girl will do when they flame out, except this isn’t a boy with a gun, it’s a girl with a Percocet.
The story picks up a year after the suicide of Rosie’s sister as Rosie processes her stages of grief. Researching the film I discovered that the multiple platforms for teen networking are unlike anything adults today grew up with, and parents can’t keep up with the potential for predators entering their kid’s lives. In many cases the legal system can’t keep up either. There aren’t the laws on the books at the state or federal level to pursue the offenders. International law enforcement also struggles with legislation that lags behind technology, creating a global problem. While in the USA the FBI reports that ‘Sextortion’ is the single-largest growing threat to children on the internet, only five states in the US have made it a felony.“