WATCH: Scenes From Stillman's Damsels In Distress Become Aitken's 'Weekend Lover' Music Video
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Whit Stillman's Damsels in Distress is about to get some additional international mileage thanks to the release of the official video for Victoria Aitken's "Weekend Lover." The video for the song — whic hit No. 10 on the U.K. dance charts and is now catching fire in Germany — is composed entirely of scenes from Stillman's movie about a group of trend-setting women (led by Greta Gerwig) at a boorish East-coast college whose romantic entanglements upend their friendship and their lives. ("Weekend Lover" is featured on the soundtrack of Damsels in Distress, which was released on DVD at the end of July.)
"It's weird how the story I tell in my song fits his film almost exactly," Aitken told Movieline. "My song is about me as a damsel in distress."
The singer/songwriter, who is the daughter of former Conservative British Parliament member Jonathan Aitken, wrote the track after a phone call with "You're Beautiful" singer James Blunt during which she complained about the state of her l
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