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A to Z Challenge and Giveaway: P is for The Last Picture Show

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!

P is for The Last Picture Show (1971)

Set in the 50s, this film is all about bored kids stuck in small towns and the decisions they face - stay or leave the only home they know. Their lives come down to football, hanging out, going to movies, and getting the girl. One line from the 1971 trailer stands out, "Not much has changed", over fourty years later - that's still the case. Another timeless classic that launched the careers of many big name actors.

The premise: "A group of 1950s high schoolers come of age in a bleak, isolated, atrophied West Texas town that is slowly dying, both economically and culturally."

Great line after losing it: "Oh, quit prissing. I don't think you done it right, anyway."


  1. Sounds really interesting. Nice to meet and connect through the AtoZ challenge.

  1. Judith Tewes said...:

    Thanks for dropping in!

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