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A to Z Challenge and Giveaway: U is for Adventureland

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!

U is for AdventUreland (2009)

Again, I'm pushing the "u" link here but let's just go with it, okay? Michael Cera and Jesse Eisenberg seem to go for similar roles, but I do love their mastery of the angsty geek looking for their one true geekette. Eisenberg shines in this flick, as does Kristen Stewart.

The premise: "In the summer of 1987, a college graduate takes a 'nowhere' job at his local amusement park, only to find it's the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world."

Great lines that say it all about infidelity: "You don't even appreciate what you have. You're chasing after Lisa P. when you have this incredible, beautiful girl right fucking there. Fuck this."

Famous scene: The "You're a virgin?" confession scene - a nice change in that the guy's the one with less experience and is emotionally vulnerable. Check it out in the clip...


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