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!
Q is for Quills (2000)
The Marquis De Sade's controversial writings have been fodder for censors since the 1800s. This film highlights his later years and romanticizes his interest in a young, virginal laundress working at the asylum where he is imprisoned during his final years.
The premise: "In a Napoleonic era insane asylum, an inmate, the irrepressible Marquis De Sade, fights a battle of wills against a tyrannically prudish doctor."
Great line which should be the motto for censorship: "Suppose one of your precious inmates attempted to walk on water and drowned. Would you condemn the Bible? I think not."
Great tagline: "Meet the Marquis de Sade. The pleasure is all his."
Saturday, 19 April 2014