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Sundance: Juno Temple in 'Afternoon Delight'

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Afternoon Delight
Jim Frohna

For parents of young children, it can be so hard to find good help these days. Take Josh Radnor and Kathryn Hahn in the Sundance entry Afternoon Delight, for example. They play a successful, open-minded L.A. couple, but they tempt fate when they decide to hire a stripper (Juno Temple) named McKenna to be their nanny. Well, stripper is a harsh term. Prostitute? That’s hardly better. Help us out here, McKenna. “Full-service sex worker,” she says in an exclusive video clip below. That about covers it.

“It’s not like McKenna is a tragedy,” says Temple, who researched the role the only way one can, by befriending a real-life professional from that world. “My character is not a woman who’s torn apart by her situation; she enjoys what she’s doing.”

Written and directed by Jill Soloway (The United States of Tara) and co-starring Jane Lynch and Annie Mumolo (Bridesmaids), Afternoon Delight has fun with some serious sexy scenarios. “It’s such a movie about women — different stages of women — with a younger girl and a slightly older women admiring things about each other and learning from each other,” says Temple. “But also ultimately kind of destroying each other.”

Click below for an exclusive clip from the film and then meet Soloway in a special Sundance video.

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