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Sundance Favorite Diary of a Teenage Girl Looks Endearing, Earnest, and a Little Twisted

“I wonder if anybody loves me who I don’t know about,” ponders teenage girl protagonist Minnie Goetze in this trailer for The Diary of a Teenage Girl, which enchanted audiences at Sundance this year. It’s a question many girls—and probably boys, I guess—ask themselves growing up. But Minnie’s love life isn’t exactly ordinary: She’s having an affair with her mother’s boyfriend.

The movie is set in 1970s San Francisco, and is based on Phoebe Gloeckner’s graphic novel by the same name.* And somehow, it looks pretty charming, despite the somewhat deviant plot. Autumnal hues give the trailer a warm, fuzzy quality, while whimsical animations and jaunty banjo music promise a little quirk. Also, a little Kristen Wiig never hurts.

Update, May 28 2015: This post has been updated to include the name of the author of The Diary of a Teenage Girl.