She’s been giving impressive performances for years in front of the camera, but Zoë Kravitz has also been starting to exert more power behind it, and has set up a thriller called Pussy Island, which she’ll direct, with Channing Tatum starring.

Kravitz co-wrote the script with ET Feigenbaum, and the story follows Frida, a young, clever, Los Angeles cocktail waitress who has her eyes set on the prize: philanthropist and tech mogul Slater King (Tatum). When she skillfully maneuvers her way into King’s inner circle and ultimately an intimate gathering on his private island, she is ready for a journey of a lifetime. Despite the epic setting, beautiful people, ever-flowing champagne, and late-night dance parties, Frida can sense that there’s more to this island than meets the eye. Honestly, though, how can it be that scary when it’s an island loaded with cute, sweet kitty cat… And now we realise that title might not mean what we think.

“The title means a lot of things,” Kravitz tells Deadline. “I started writing this story in 2017. As a woman in general, and a woman in this industry, I’ve experienced some pretty wild behavior from the opposite sex. The title was kind of a joke at first, this place where people would go, bring women, party and hang out. The story evolved into something else, but the title wound up having multiple meanings. And it alludes to this time and place we claim to not be in anymore, in terms of sexual politics. People are evolving and changing but there is still a bad taste in a lot of people’s mouths from past behavior. It’s a nod to that, but it’s also playful, and a really playful film in a lot of ways. I like that the title leads with that and has some heavy meaning beneath it.” For more from Kravitz and Tatum, head to Deadline‘s site.

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