Robin Bain, Dare Taylor, and Willow Grey Talk Girls on Film

[L to R] Dare Taylor, Willow Grey, and Robin Bain. Photo: credit Sammy Sarzoza.

Writer-director-actor Robin Bain and actors Dare Taylor and Willow Grey are the talent at the heart of the motion picture Girls on Film. Robin Bain is an award-winning moviemaker, perhaps best known for the 2016 feature Girl Lost. Dare Taylor and Willow Grey are the leads in her latest endeavor.

Girls on Film is a provocative story to say the least, exploring sex work, addiction, and mental health. Taylor portrays Jenna Thayer, a nursing student putting herself through school filming erotic content for the internet. Evicted by a disapproving landlord, she finds herself drifting into a seemingly fortuitous encounter. Blake, played by Grey, offers her a chance to stay at a palatial desert mansion. Intrigued by Jenna a.k.a. Rain’s online shows, Blake proposes they make adult content together which eventually leads them into a romantic relationship. However, demons from the past poison the well making this love affair toxic. What ensues is a raw, emotional, and erotic tragedy.

Poster for Girls on Film depicting Dare Taylor and Willow Grey in an embrace.

Bain, Taylor, and Grey, the talent behind Girls on Film, recently spoke to with Film Obsessive’s Jay Rohr. They were generous with their time in allowing us chance to discuss the film with them, resulting in an illuminating, effusive conversation about indie moviemaking.

For Bain, forging her own path in the film industry came from not seeing the kinds of films she felt needed to be made; she decided to start making those movies. For Grey and Taylor, both of whom star in lead roles for the first time, feel both the the excitement of such an accomplishment but also a touch of anxiety that comes with wanting to do well. The three also discuss the complexities of Girls on Film, particularly what they hope audiences get from a viewing. Bain, Dare, and Grey discuss why the film is LGBTQ inclined, how to ensure performers are comfortable, and how they fought fires—literal as well as metaphorical—while filming.


Written by Jay Rohr

J. Rohr is a Chicago native with a taste for history and wandering the city at odd hours. In order to deal with the more corrosive aspects of everyday life he writes the blog and makes music in the band Beerfinger. His Twitter babble can be found @JackBlankHSH.

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