Everything We Know So Far About Zoë Kravitz’s Directorial Debut


Per a synopsis posted by Deadline, “Pussy Island” follows “young and clever” Los Angeles cocktail waitress Frida (Naomi Ackie) as she works her way the inner circle of one Slater King (Channing Tatum), a noted philanthropist and tech mogul. In doing so, she lands an invite to a gathering on his private island, full of “beautiful people, ever-flowing champagne and late-night dance parties.” Yet, Frida can’t shake the feeling there’s more to this island and its alluring host than meets the eye — and whatever it is, it’s not just bad news, it’s downright terrifying. (Then again, do rich tech guys ever not have a dark and twisted side?)

In a separate interview with Deadline, Zoë Kravitz talked about the film’s title. As she explained it, “Pussy Island” has a personal meaning for her. Moreover, its dubious nature speaks to the timely concerns at the heart of the story:

“The title means a lot of things. I started writing this story in 2017. As a woman in general, and a woman in this industry, I’ve experienced some pretty wild behavior from the opposite sex. The title was kind of a joke at first, this place where people would go, bring women, party and hang out. The story evolved into something else, but the title wound up having multiple meanings. And it alludes to this time and place we claim to not be in anymore, in terms of sexual politics. People are evolving and changing but there is still a bad taste in a lot of people’s mouths from past behavior. It’s a nod to that, but it’s also playful, and a really playful film in a lot of ways. I like that the title leads with that and has some heavy meaning beneath it.”