American Honey opens today, and the odd story of new world hobo teens who travel the country selling magazine subscriptions door-to-door stars Shia LeBeouf and newcomer Sasha Lane.

Lane is in the latest edition of GQ, and talks about her discovery, and it sounds like the fairy tale no one has believed for decades. It turns out that while Lane was on spring break in Florida, writer/director Andrea Arnold was watching her.

After a few days of observation, Arnold introduced herself and proposed an on-the-spot audition at Lane’s hotel. The next morning, recalls Lane, “we hopped in a car and just went from there.”

Among other things, the film features a romance, of sorts, between Lane and LeBeouf. You might imagine a lot goes into pulling off a really good sex scene, and while that may be true, Lane says it all comes down to “breathing” and “eye contact.”

Things have worked out pretty well so far, as Lane already has two more films (Hunting Lila and Shoplifters of the World) in pre-production.

Sasha Lane Talks Sex Scenes - GQ
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Star (Sasha Lane), a teenage girl from a troubled home runs away with a traveling sales crew that drives across the American mid-west selling Magazine subscriptions door to door. Finding her feet in this gang of teenagers, one of whom is Jake (Shia LaBeouf), she soon gets into the group’s lifestyle of hard partying, law-bending and young love.

 

Marc Eastman is the owner and operator of Are You Screening? and has been writing film reviews for over a decade, and several branches of the internet's film review world have seen his name. He is also a member of The Broadcast Film Critics Association and The Broadcast Television Journalists Association.