There is nothing sweeter than a sugar baby.
“The New Romantic” stars Jessica Barden as Blake, a soon-to-be journalism graduate who experiments with being a sugar baby (a.k.a. a woman who dates older, wealthier men who take care of her financial needs). She looks to write about her experiences dating a sugar daddy in order to win a $50,000 in a journalism competition.
Also starring is Camila Mendes (“Riverdale”) as Blake’s fellow sugar baby, a seasoned veteran who brings her friend into this unique world.
The Canadian romantic comedy was shot in Sudbury, Ontario and premiered at SXSW, where it was awarded a special jury citation for Best First Feature.
Moviegoers can catch the new release from movie distributor The Orchard in select theatres on Nov. 9, before its release on digital and on-demand on Nov. 13.