Sunday, July 23, 2017

'Story of a Girl' Premieres Tonight on Lifetime, Kyra Sedgwick's Directorial Debut

Ryann Shane and Kevin Bacon star in Story of a Girl, marking Kyra
Sedgwick’s directorial debut, premiering Sunday July 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
on Lifetime. Photo by Bettina Strauss Copyright 2017
Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actress Kyra Sedgwick (Julia Shearer on Another World) makes her directorial debut with the Lifetime movie, Story of a Girl, based on the novel of the same name by Sara Zarr. The film premieres tonight at 8 p.m. ET/PT

When a sex video of 13-year-old Deanna (Ryann Shane) and Tommy (Tyler Johnson) goes viral, her life of carefree innocence is changed forever. Three years later, Deanna is still dealing with the fallout of the video, including being branded the school slut. Ready to move on, Deanna longs to escape a life defined by the mistakes of her past.

Also starring in the cast are Segwick's husband, Kevin Bacon (Tim Werner on Guiding Light, Todd Adamson on Search for Tomorrow), and daughter, Sosie Bacon.

Watch the trailer below.

Story of a Girl is produced by Kikkosview. Sedgwick produces and directs from a script written by Laurie Collyer and Emily Bickford Lansbury, who also produces. The film is produced by Liz Levine and Adrian Salpeter of Random Bench. Ross Katz is executive producer.


On January 15, 1982, 16-year-old Kyra Sedgwick debuted as Liz Matthews' granddaughter, Julia Shearer, on NBC daytime soap opera Another World. Check out her first scenes in the video below.

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