Running Time: 93 min

Stephen Cone

United States

Film Website

Audience Award & Special Jury Mention
SHOUT LGBT Film Festival Birmingham

Official Selection
Frameline41 San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival

Official Selection
Queer Screen Film Fest Sydney Australia

Fans of writer-director Stephen Cone’s HENRY GAMBLE’S BIRTHDAY PARTY will enjoy his latest character-driven film, PRINCESS CYD, where he continues to explore family, religion and emerging sexuality. Cyd, now 16, lost her mother as a youngster and lives with her depressed father. Anxious to escape him for the summer, she visits her novelist aunt in Chicago. Miranda, who still lives in her childhood home and leads a quiet life centered around her spirituality, her work and hosting writers’ salons, is challenged by her free-spirited niece. Cyd, who initially thinks they have nothing in common, eventually blossoms under Miranda’s influence and in her community of writers and friends.

Over the summer both Cyd and Miranda explore potential love interests and support each other in their individual journeys. Strong performances by Jessie Pinnick (Cyd) and Rebecca Spence (Miranda) make this film a joy to watch. PRINCESS CYD is ultimately a sensitive portrait of female sexuality and a genuine exploration of what makes us unique and different.
— Diana Scarbrough