The Frida Cinema

Orange County's Year-Round Film Festival

Her Smell
Directed by
Alex Ross Perry
134
minutes

Who was Becky Something? A woman, a user, a mother, a deadbeat, a persona? Indie director and writer, Alex Ross Perry, premiered his latest feature, Her Smell, at last fall’s Toronto International Film Festival—a gritty, electric epic about a self-destructive rock star on the brink of imploding.

The film follows a ’90s, all-female punk rock band, named Something She. Its lead singer, Becky Something (Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale), is a talented but self-destructive musician who once filled arenas but seems determined to alienate everyone around her—even at the cost of her own band’s success. When her excesses derail a national tour, she’s forced to reckon with her past and failing sobriety, in order to recapture the inspiration that led her band to its success.

Featuring an all-star cast, including Cara Delevingne (Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets), Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey), and Amber Heard (Aquaman), Alex Ross Perry’s punk-rocking, feminist scream, Her Smellwill be released April 12th, 2019, and will be playing at The Frida Cinema!


Even in the darkest moments of this emotional tornado of a film, flecks of dark humour and shimmers of humanity break through.” – Jamie Dunn, The Skinny

“As a ranting, drug-addled mess, Moss is magnetic, drawing your eye to her every move in an Oscar-worthy performance.” – Jourdain Searles, Bitch Media

“Elisabeth Moss is a DGAF punk rock princess in Her Smell. Picture Josie and the Pussycats laced with drugs, sweat, and glitter.” – Morgan Rojas, Cinemacy