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Leah Meyerhoff talks about her new film 'I Believe in Unicorns'

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The new film "I Believe in Unicorns" focuses on an imaginative teenage girl named Davina whose life suddenly changes when she starts up a relationship with a guy named Sterling. 

The two decide to run away together and head out on the open road:

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But after the initial joy of escape wears off, Davina starts to see a different darker side of her new love. 

"I Believe in Unicorns" marks the directorial debut of Leah Meyerhoff and it's a story that taps very deeply into a lot of feelings many women had when they were in high school. Feelings of being trapped at home and wanting to explore the world and falling in love for the first time.

In her conversation with Alex Cohen, Meyerhoff talks about why she chose such a loaded topic for her first film, how she navigated sex scenes with such young actors and what Hollywood should do to get more women into the film industry.