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"K-12" is an upcoming theatrical film set to be released on September 6th, 2019,[1] directed and written by Melanie Martinez. Prior to its release, it will be shown in theaters on September 5th.


Melanie began writing the script in the summer of 2017 and finished it in February of 2018. The script was then cut down and sent in during mid-2018,[2] with filming taking place in Europe throughout late 2018. The film was edited in early 2019.

On May 15th, 2019, Melanie released a 19-second teaser trailer, revealing the official title of the album and film, K-12.[3] Exactly one week later, on May 22nd, a second teaser was released. On May 29th, the third teaser was released, revealing the release date. On June 17th, a preview featuring clips of the movie and a snippet of a new song was premiered at the MTV Movie Awards.

The film's official trailer was released alongside the album tracklist and pre-order on July 23rd, 2019.

The film will portray the story of Melanie's sophomore album. It will contain all thirteen of the music videos, with dialogue in between each one,[4] making it about an hour and a half long.[5]


A brave-hearted girl and her charming best friend make a bewitching pair as they embark on a mission to take down the oppressive schooling system of K-12.

Cry Baby, a strong and sensitive girl, is sent off to a disturbing sleepaway school that's hidden underneath a grandiose façade. Luckily, she has a sweet and unapologetic best friend who sticks up for her when she gets bullied by the other students whose brains are under control by the Principal and his wicked staff. With the help of the magical friends they meet along the way, as well as an Angelic Spirit Guide, they are able to gain the strength they need to fight off the school's belligerent patriarchal conditioning.




On May 29th, 2019, Melanie did a Q&A regarding the album and film on her Instagram story. Questions about the film can be found below.


  • According to Melanie, it will be a musical that is a mixture of horror and drama.
  • Melanie helped edit the movie.
  • The movie will come out at the same time as the album.
  • The movie was filmed at the Esterházy Palace in Eisenstadt, Austria.


  2. Crybabymovie


Featured Tracks Wheels on the BusClass FightThe PrincipalShow & TellNurse's OfficeDrama ClubStrawberry ShortcakeLunchbox FriendsOrange JuiceDetentionTeacher's PetHigh School SweetheartsRecess
Credit Track Fire Drill
Characters Cry BabyAngelitaAlphabet BoyBlue BoyBrandonBunny DoctorKellyLucyMiss DaphneMr. Cornwell
Extras FilmMerchandiseAssignments
Locations K-12 Sleepaway School
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