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A to Z Challenge and Giveaway: G is for The Graduate


This month is all about discovering new blogs, meeting new friends, and spreading the word about the launch of my young adult novel, MY SOON-TO-BE SEX LIFE, (Bloomsbury Spark, May 2014) by participating in this mega, 26 posts blog challenge.

Since Charlie, the main character in my novel, is an aspiring screenwriter who has plotted her own devirginization campaign - one that doesn't go as scripted - I thought an appropriate theme for this month would be: an alphabetical romp through the good, the bad, the ugly, and the downright scary representations of virginity in film. Warning - be prepared for adult content / strong language if you follow my posts this month.

Join me over the next 26 days for some swoonworthy and/or cringeworthy cherry popper moments on the big screen. Check out the multitude of amazing A to Z bloggers via the challenge main page, HEREAnd don't forget to enter the GIVEAWAY at the end of this post!

G is for The Graduate (1967)

This film is based on the novel written by Charles Webb in 1963. Ionically, and of no connection - the main character in my novel My Soon-To-Be Sex life is named "Charlotte (Charlie) Webb". Odd how that happens. Anyway, in this film you'll meet Mrs. Robinson, the original cougar.

The premise: "Recent college graduate Benjamin Braddock is trapped into an affair with Mrs. Robinson, who happens to be the wife of his father's business partner and then finds himself falling in love with her daughter, Elaine."

Famous line: "Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me."

Famous scene: Benjamin descends on a wedding to win back the girl he loves - you know, the one who's mother he slept with. An iconic image / moment that sticks with the viewer long after the film is over.



Soundtrack: Simon and Garfunkel tune's, Mrs. Robinson, the hit single from the soundtrack, is still the ultimate in cougar tunage.  

Overall thoughts: This is an awkward tale of seduction with Ben giving into Mrs. Robinson's aggressive pursuit in a soulless act that fuses their lives together in a twisted mess. A funny, tragic story, and still relevant today. Fifty Shades fans who think they get the Mrs. Robinson references, but haven't actually seen The Graduate - educate yourselves and get your hands on this classic tonight.

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3 comments:

  1. Veronica Sicoe said...:

    Haven't watched The Graduate, but I'm inevitably familiar with it nonetheless. Thank you, internet. And you, of course, Judith. ;)

  1. Leanne Ross said...:

    ....And a young Dustin Hoffman. I enjoyed him in this, but Little Big Man was his best. Thanks for the post.

    Leanne Ross ( readfaced.wordpress.com & @LeanneRossRF )

  1. Judith Tewes said...:

    Hey Veronica - thanks for popping in. It really is a viewing experience. :0

    Leanne - yes, he's soooo young in this. I haven't seen Little Big Man - will have to hunt it down.

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