While HBO junkies know her from Westworld, Evan Rachel Wood began her career in provocative indies such as Catherine Hardwicke’s Thirteen and Julie Taymor’s lush Across the Universe.
Queer audiences have long enjoyed her outspoken sexual fluidity, which is enough to make A Worthy Companion a worthy addition to this list.
Though the description is vague and alluring, this dark feature debut from Montreal-based photographers Carlos and Jason Sanchez tells the story of a troubled 30-year-old woman (Wood) and the unhappy 16-year-old girl she befriends and convinces to run away from home.
She resorts to manipulation and co-dependency to keep her confidante in her clutches.
Also starring celebrated gay actor Denis O’Hare (American Horror Story), A Worthy Companion is full of intrigue.