EXCLUSIVE: TOE TO TOE clip – “Lacrosse Tryouts”
Strand Releasing has sent us an exclusive clip for Emily Abt's film, TOE TO TOE. An Official Selection of The Sundance Film Festival 2009, the film follows two girls' friendship "at a politically correct prep school in Washington DC." One is very disciplined and the other has been around the block more than once...if you get my drift. Their friendship takes a dive when they both go for the same boy, hottie deejay Rashid.
The clip is called "Lacrosse Tryouts" and has our two girls - Louisa Krause (Jesse) and Sonequa Martin (Tosha) - chatting a little bit, giving us a little insight on their beginning friendship. Check it out after the jump, along with the official synopsis and trailer. TOE TO TOE opens in New York this Friday and then expands to more cities on March 12. For more info., check out Toe To Toe The Movie Dot Com.
"At a politically correct prep school in Washington DC two girls -one black, one white- go toe to toe. Jesse is a privileged but troubled white girl whose slutty tendencies pull her towards self-destructive behavior. Tosha is a fiercely determined African-American from Anacostia, one of DC's most impoverished areas. Both new seniors and star players on their school’s lacrosse team, the two girls click despite their differences. Their fledgling friendship begins to falter when they discover their shared interest in Rashid, a dashing Lebanese deejay.
Things unravel further when Tosha and Jesse have a shoving match on the lacrosse field and racist graffiti appears on Tosha’s locker soon after. Jesse is expelled from school and spirals deeper into self-destructive behavior. Surprisingly, it is Tosha who comes to her rescue. Jesse then returns the favor by sacrificing her own well being for that of Tosha’s. And so the two girls, once mired in mutual hatred, become each other’s salvation."
TOE TO TOE trailer