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!
O is for Biloxi Blues (1988)
I bet you thought it would be a film called "Orgasm", right? Again, I'm pushing the "o" link but there's one in the title, so it works for me! Matthew Broderick up against Christopher Walken - this historical coming of age tale is full of laughs and angst. Broderick's character, Eugene, is determined to get the most of his experience in the military - including losing his virginity, however, his encounter with a prostitute leaves him wanting more.
The premise: "A group of young recruits go through boot camp during the Second World War in Biloxi Mississippi. From the play by Neil Simon."
Famous line: "Man it's hot. It never got this hot in Brooklyn. It's like Africa hot. Tarzan couldn't take this kind of hot."
Virginity imbued tagline: "The Army made Eugene a man. But Daisy gave him basic training!"
Thursday, 17 April 2014