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!
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.
Monday, 14 April 2014