In What Doesn’t Float, New Yorkers are at the end of their ropes. 

Pauline Chalamet has left the gilded halls of fictional Essex Collage in Sex Lives of College Girls for a hot-pavement, gritty New York City in her upcoming film What Doesn’t Float, which is out this fall from Gummy Films, the production company she started with Rachel Walden (who recently worked on A24’s Funny Pages), and Luca Balser. It will be the first project from Chalamet and Walden. Balser, who worked on Uncut Gems, is directing.

The film also stars Chalamet (who we see aboard the back of said motorcycle), along with genre filmmaker/actor Larry Fessenden, Keith Poulson, and others. Funny Page’s Hunter Zimmy and Sean Price Williams are directors of photography.

What Doesn’t Float is is out in New York City on September 22 and elsewhere October 6, from Circle Collective, an offshoot of Utopia, who released Emma Seligman and Rachel Sennott’s cult favorite, career-launching Shiva Baby.

Read article by Sophia June at Nylon