AfterEllen Podcast: Director Tanya Wexler on her film Buffaloed

On today’s episode of the podcast we speak with Tanya Wexler, director of the new film Buffaloed. It’s the story of a working class woman who’s tired of the hustle and ready to make a big break. She starts her own debt collection business, but it’s not the get rich quick scheme she expected it to be.

Out-lesbian Tanya Wexler made a truly brilliant film with a lovable antihero at its center, played by Zoe Deutch, who brings amazing energy and color to her role. We discussed what it’s like directing when you let the talent in front of and behind the camera do their thing: finding tight, crackling scripts, building chemistry between actors, and letting production design build an aesthetic that makes every scene a pleasure to watch.