Written and directed by Deborah Kampmeier, VIRGIN was nominated for two 2004 Independent Spirit Awards. In addition, Kampmeier won Best Screenwriter at the 2003 Hamptons International Film Festival. “Virgin” also garnered Best Feature Film at the 2003 Female Eye Film Festival in Toronto, won Best Independent Spirit at the Santa Fe Film Festival and Best Actress at the Sedona Film Festival. The film stars Elisabeth Moss and Robin Wright Penn.
A defiant teen, Jessie struggles to discover her own spirituality despite the strict Baptist teachings of her mother and father. After spending a drug-and-alcohol-filled night with a teenage boy, Jessie has no memory of having sex with him. When she finds herself pregnant, she’s convinced she’s carrying Christ’s child, upsetting her parents and her devout community.