American Horror Story: Cult

Season 7, Episode 7: Valerie Solanas Died For Your Sins: Scumbag

Directed by Rachel Goldberg

Kai (Evan Peters) begins to solidify his grasp in power; Bebe Babbitt (Frances Conroy), the former lover of the first female cult leader Valerie Solanas (Lena Dunham), warns Beverley (Adina Porter), Ivy (Alison Pill), and Winter (Billie Lourd) about Kai.

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When her teenage daughter Crystal disappears, Lena Gladwell, a divorced African-American mother of two, is stunned by the inaction of local police. She and her older daughter Cara rally friends and family, flier the neighborhood and reach out to the media, all to no avail. They come to learn the painful message that all missing children are not created equal.

Muted sold to HBO and aired on HBO and Cinemax.

Selected Awards and Festival Screenings:

  • WINNER, HBO Short Film Award – American Black Film Festival (2014)
  • WINNER, Director’s Choice Award – Rhode Island International Film Festival (2014)
  • WINNER, Best Short – Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival (2015)
  • WINNER, Best Dramatic Short – Los Angeles Downtown Independent Film Festival (2015)
  • WINNER, Best Actress (Chandra Wilson) – SOHO International Film Festival (2015)
  • WINNER, Best Short – SOHO International Film Festival (2015)
  • WINNER, ARTIOS Award (Robin Lippin, CSA) – Casting Society of America (2016)
  • Nominated for Women with a Vision AOF Award (2015)
  • Nominated for Black Reel Award (2015)
  • Will air on PBS as part of Rhode Island International Film Festival “Double Feature” series (2016)
  • Women in Film Short Film Showcase (Official Selection, 2016)
  • New Filmmakers LA (Official Selection, 2015)
  • SAG Film Showcase (Official Selection, 2015)
  • Sacramento International Black Film Festival, Cinesoul (2015)
  • BET/HBO Urbanworld Film Festival (Official Selection, 2014)
  • Bahamas International Film Festival (Official Selection, 2014)
  • Oklahoma Urban Cinema Film Festival (Official Selection, 2014)
  • Toronto International Black Film Festival (Official Selection, 2015)
  • Athena Film Festival (Official Selection, 2015)

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