Catherine (Elisabeth Moss) has entered a particularly dark period in her life: her father, a famous artist whose affairs she managed, has recently died, and on the heels of his death she's dumped by her boyfriend James (Kentucker Audley). Looking to recuperate, Catherine heads out to her best friend Virginia's (Katherine Waterston) lake house for some much needed relaxation. However, once Catherine arrives relaxation proves impossible to find, as she is overcome with memories of time spent at the same house with James the year before. As Catherine reaches out to Virginia with attempts at connection, Virginia begins spending increasing amounts of time with a local love interest, Rich (Patrick Fugit), and fissures in the relationship between the two women begin to appear, sending Catherine into a downward spiral of delusion and madness. A bracing, eerie look at the deep bonds of friendship and the horrific effects of such bonds being frayed, Queen of Earth is a thrilling examination of a deeply complex relationship between two miserable women.


Alex Ross Perry was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, in 1984. He attended NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and worked at Kim’s Video in Manhattan. He made his first film Impolex, in 2009. His second film, The Color Wheel, was distributed theatrically in America and France in 2012 and nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. He lives in Brooklyn.




CatherineElisabeth Moss
VirginiaKatherine Waterston
RichPatrick Fugit
JamesKentucker Audley
KeithKeith Poulson
MichelleKate Lyn Sheil
GroundskeeperCraig Butta


Written and directed by Alex Ross Perry
ProducersElisabeth Moss, Alex Ross Perry, Adam Piotrowicz, Joe Swanberg
CinematographySean Price Williams
EditorRobert Greene
Production DesignAnna Bak-Kvapil
Costume DesignAmanda Ford
Music Keegan DeWitt
Make UpEmma Strachman
Sound EditorSebastian Henshaw
Executive ProducersPeter Gilbert, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Eddie Linker
Production CompaniesForager Film, Faliro House, Washington Square Films, Her Majesty September