Nothing will stop Pearl from leaving her small town and becoming a well-known movie actress who is adored by everyone.
The A24 horror gods gave the public a gift in March 2022 when Ti West (The Innkeepers, House of the Devil) unveiled his most recent work, X. In the movie X, Mia Goth plays a young woman named Maxine “Max” Minx who wants to become a well-known adult video actress. With her producer/boyfriend Wayne (Martin Henderson), the pornstars Bobby-Lynn (Brittany Snow), Jackson Hole (Scott Mescudi/Kid Cudi), the director RJ (Owen Campbell), and RJ’s girlfriend Lorraine, Max travels through Texas in 1979. (Jenna Ortega).
When they locate a farmhouse that meets their needs, they approach the elderly owner, Howard (Stephen Ure), and request to rent his guest home. Soon after they start filming, they see Pearl, Howard’s wife, acting strangely and erratically. Howard reveals that Pearl has dementia and battles sundowning syndrome as a result.
Due to the fact that both movies are set in 1970s rural Texas, they resemble one another quite a bit. Both films feature plenty of graphic death sequences, and their depictions of farmhouses are uncannily similar. Even the opening scene of X is eerily similar to that of Texas Chain Saw Massacre, with the cops inspecting the horrific aftermath of the events.
However, the beauty of youth, sensuality, and nostalgia are more the central themes of the film X. Pearl’s self-worth declined as she grew older, and she developed resentment and violent tendencies against the youthful visitors staying on her land. In this film, Mia Goth truly plays both the youthful, attractive Max and the wrinkled, elderly Pearl.
After the credits, a trailer for West’s upcoming film, Pearl, which is intended to be a prequel to X, was shown. We had no idea at the time that Pearl and X had been covertly shot concurrently to shorten the time between their releases. Before Pearl is released, you can learn everything you need to know from this post.
What Is Pearl Going to Be About?
The simplest way to describe it is “an X-traordinary genesis narrative.” Pearl will serve as a prologue to X, focusing on Pearl’s life in 1918, during World War I, when she was still young and attractive. It will go deeper into the reasons behind her heinous deeds in X. The new film will also include the farmhouse where the X Massacre occurred, which was converted into a boarding house during the war.
Is There A Trailer for Pearl?
Yes, in addition to the post-credit teaser that debuted with the screening of X, West has now released a complete trailer for his upcoming movie. The trailer is accessible above. That trailer has a lot to unpack. Let’s dissect it. We witness Pearl pleading to become “the biggest star” in order to escape her present situation. She faces a number of challenges in pursuing that objective. She is initially charged with farm work and caring for her father, who is crippled. Her mother also comes off as a little pushy and is strongly opposed to Pearl leaving the farm. She faces opposition as well.
Although another girl at the audition informs Pearl that “they only take one gal per town,” Pearl has Howard by her side, most likely before the two of them got married. He exhorts her to have a self-determined life. Additionally, he shows her an adult movie from that era and informs her that it is a movie none else has seen and that ultimately it will be legal. Ironically, that is precisely the subject of the story of X, its antecedent.
In addition to these, we also witness Pearl using a pitchfork to kill a goose in her pond and feed it to an alligator, shoving her father to the edge of the dock where the gator is waiting, and being covered in blood in another scene. It appears that there will be no shortage of gore and bloodshed in this film, but it’s difficult to tell from the trailer alone what is genuine and what scenes are only Pearl’s deranged daydreams. We’ve also seen a couple movie segments that were uploaded on Instagram since the teaser.
Who Are the Cast And Crew of Pearl?
Naturally, Mia Goth will come back to reprise her role as Pearl in her childhood. Her husband from the original movie, Howard, will be played by a younger David Corenswet (The Politician). The cast list also includes Tandi Wright from The Wilds, Matthew Sunderland from The Nightingale, and Emma Jenkins-Purro from Bygones, all of whom have unidentified parts. It appears from the clip that Sunderland and Wright will play the oppressive mother and Pearl’s wheelchair-bound father, respectively. It appears that Emma Jenkins-Purro will play a role in which Pearl will view her as a rival.
Ti West wrote, produced, and directed Pearl, just as he did with X. Jacob Jaffke, Kevin Turen, and Harrison Kreiss, who were all producers for X as well, are his co-producers. Pearl is being produced and distributed by A24 in collaboration with Little Lamb productions.
When Does Pearl Come Out?
The movie Pearl will debut only in theaters on Friday, September 16, 2022. We can only infer that Pearl will be accessible for purchase on streaming services at some point in October based on the time range from X’s release dates. The movie is now slated to be released on tangible formats on November 8, 2022, and has already been given a Blu-ray and DVD release date.