Based on true events, STARS unfolds as a series of memories during Wilde’s final months as a 18 year old, as she finds her own path into professional sex work after being manipulated by an older man.
“This film is the first step in what will be a lifetime of healing and reflection due to my experience. I’m honored that I was given the opportunity to turn what was a traumatic period of my life into art that can be consumed by so many people; I’ve always loved writing, and getting my thoughts out onto a page just feels right for me,” said Wilde.
“STARS was the experience of a lifetime for me to star in, write and co-direct. I’ve been thinking back a lot lately to the time of my life depicted in STARS, something I was scared to do until this year. I could never have imagined I’d be where I am now as a teenager living in Queens. My circumstances have changed, but what I was able to take away from those experiences will stay with me forever – as well as the experience of creating this film. I’ve learned that life is what you make of it. Thank you for letting me share a piece of my story with you.”
“Those who know me best know how serious I take my career from performing to acting, but I felt emotionally connected to this as well considering the source material and my history with Jane, and did not take that lightly. It’s hard to fully put into words how much this project means to me! “Having Jane co-direct this film with Bree was a beautiful sight to see and be a part of. She knew exactly what she wanted and executed without any compromise to her vision. I’m really excited for everybody to see what was created. It’s an important film about a true-life story!”