Real vs Reel: Is Miller’s Girl a true story based on Tennessee's 'teacher-student' illicit relationship?

Directed by Jade Bartlett, Miller’s Girl is the story of an 18-year-old student named Cairo Sweet who tries to have an illicit relationship with her teacher who is in his 50s

Real vs Reel: Is Miller’s Girl a true story based on Tennessee's 'teacher-student' illicit relationship?  -

Miller’s Girl was released in the USA on January 26, 2024, in theaters however, it could not get overnight hype. However, slowly and steadily, Miller’s Girl has started to grab headlines and raise the eyebrows of fans. Directed by Jade Bartlett, Miller’s Girl is the story of an 18-year-old student named Cairo Sweet who tries to have an illicit relationship with her teacher who is in his 50s so that she gets some inspiration in her writing skills. However, things started to go haywire after that. Talking about starcast, Miller's Girl features Martin Freeman as Jonathan Miller, Jenna Ortega as Cairo Sweet, Bashar Salahuddin as Boris Filmore, Dagmara Dominczyk as Beatrice Miller, Gideon Adlon as Winnie and more in the leading roles. The story is set in the backdrop of Tennessee, USA. Since the story give realistic vibes when it comes to the United States of America, the question arises whether Miller’s Girl is a true story or Miller’s Girl is a real story or not. Below is everything you need to know about Miller’s Girl True Story- 

 

Is Miller’s Girl a true story?

 

The answer is no. Miller’s Girl is based on an original story Directed by Jade Bartlett and Produced by Seth Rogen. The makers of Miller's Girl have never mentioned that the movie is a true story. Also, Miller's Girl was never promoted with the tagline 'based on a true story'. As mentioned above Jenna Ortega plays the character of Cairo Sweet who tries to seduce her teacher Martin Freeman who plays Jonathan Miller. Notably, an X-rated scene in Miller’s Girl between Jenna and Martin has been a talking point among fans on social media. Many have not liked the idea of the duo getting involved in a physical relationship. Keeping the controversies aside, there are 'real-life' instances that have slight glimpses of Miller’s Girl Real Story. Below is one such incident discussed- 

 

Tennessee's High School Teacher & Student Relationship

 

As per a US media report of 2023, a Tennessee high school teacher who was awarded 'teacher of the month' was charged with statutory rape after allegedly having a physical relationship with one of her students. Casey McGrath, a 28-year-old geometry teacher at Chattanooga Central High School, was suspended without pay in March 2023 after a months-long investigation into alleged 'inappropriate physical contact with a student'. She was indicted on Aug. 14 and charged with 'unlawfully and knowingly engag[ing] in se*ual penetration with a person of at least 13 years of age, but less than 18."

 

Notably, the case may not be directly involved with Miller's Girl real story, but there are a plethora of cases that have taken place that somewhat resemble to Jade Bartlett-directorial movie. 

 

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