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A to Z Challenge and Giveaway: L is for Liberal Arts

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, HEREAnd don't forget to enter the GIVEAWAY at the end of this post!

L is for Liberal Arts (2012)

This romantic comedy is lighter fair for those who appreciate subtle laughs. it should appeal to a wide range of viewers from college goers and beyond. Not your typical tale of an older man out to seduce a younger woman - we feel genuine affection and angst over the progression of this relationship.

The premise: "When 30-something Jesse returns to his alma mater for a professor's retirement party, he falls for Zibby, a college student, and is faced with a powerful attraction that springs up between them."

Great line: "Nobody feels like an adult. It's the world's dirty secret."

Virginity strikes again: Zibby's heat-of-the-moment confession that it's her first time puts the breaks on Jesse's infatuation and sparks serious growth for his character.

Overall thoughts: A tried and true plot - young college student falls for professor - but there are interesting spins in this film. Cool to note that the film's star, Josh Radnor was also the writer / director.


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