LOGLINE

In a small Texas town, four wild-spirited teenage girls navigate early adulthood as they each confront their own history of sexual assault. This raw observational portrait dives down the rarely-seen rabbit hole of modern girlhood in the American South.

SYNOPSIS

Rife with drugs, boys, and snapchat, Cusp chronicles one year of teenage life, and the seemingly harmless and important challenges four girls face amid the casual cruelness of toxic masculinity. Set in the rural military town of Copperas Cove, Texas, personal narratives interweave, separate and unfold as the girls influence each other, and develop their individual identities. As they explore their first romantic relationships, Brittney, Brooke, Autumn and Aaloni fight to escape their own past and internalized trauma, with varying perspectives on the normalization of sexual assault. Culminating in the beginning of a defining school year, their newfound freedom and maturity is at stake as the girls need to plan for their future.