Shailene Woodley, Nude in WHITE BIRD

Now that Shailene Woodley is a bond fide star, with two hit movies to her credit (The Fault in Our Stars and Divergent), the media is all over her next movie, White Bird in a Blizzard (based on the 1999 novel by Laura Kasischke, Hyperion).

It was shown at the Sundance Film Festival in January, but got scant attention, with The Guardian calling it a “sci-fi sex romp.”

The media took notice last week when Woodley mentioned that it includes nude scenes in an interview with New York magazine, saying, “.. .in real life, when I have sex, I’m naked. I don’t have a bra on, and I don’t usually have panties on. So let’s make a real movie! Let’s bring truth to the scene!”

Perhaps coincidentally, this week a new set of clips focus on the romantic scenes (plenty of making out, but no nudity). If you find it a bit opaque, check the trailer, which was released in January.

The book’s author, who won the 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award in poetry for Space, In Chains, (Copper Canyon Press) has published 8 novels (White Bird as her second) and was called by PW, ”a bold chronicler of dark obsession.” Her 2007 novel, The Life Before Her Eyes was made into a 2008 movie starring Uma Thurman and Evan Rachel Wood.

Her most recent novel, Mind of Winter (Harper) was published in March.

The movie will be released on demand September 25th and in theaters October 24th.

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