In Authentic, Margaret, a college student who tapes every moment of her life, fights to translate and stage an alleged Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale “The Princess and the Pirate” with classmate David Span—despite family disputes, lawsuits, and the fact that they’re missing the last page of the story. Authentic interweaves their lives with the story of the Andersen princess, Meta, who goes to sea in order to find her twin brother, the last of her family. Standing in her way is a ship of pirates. In the end, both Meta and Margaret must decide who to betray in order to survive, and how to live with themselves once they have.
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