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, June 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, HERE. And don't forget to enter the GIVEAWAY at the end of this post!
J is for Juno (2007)
This film was the first screenplay I sought out and read - and it set me on my journey from novelist to screenwriter. Thank you, Diablo Cody. As for our virginity theme - it's not openly stated in the film, but it's heavily implied that this "first time" results in Juno's pregnancy.
The premise: "Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child."
Great opening line: "It started with a chair."
Famous scene: there are a lot of brilliant little moments in Juno, but my favourite would have to be when Juno tells her parents that she's expecting and what her plans are. These are THE BEST film parents ever and this moment is beautifully unexpected.
Soundtrack: Notable tune, Anyone Else But You, originally by The Moldy Peaches, is the cute duet performed by Michael Cera and Ellen Page at the end of the film.
Friday, 11 April 2014