How to Have Sex
As enthralling as it is important, How To Have Sex neatly depicts the joy and pain of teenage girlhood. ” Sophie Butcher Empire Magazine
Molly Manning’s direction debut subverts the 2000’s teen party comedy into a tale of coercion and consent. Awarded the Un Certain Regard at Cannes and finally arriving at our screen following sold out shows at MIFF 2023.
It’s supposed to be the best summer ever. Tara (Mia McKenna-Bruce), Skye and Em touch down on the Greek party resort of Malia for the vacation to end all vacations, the girls trip every British teenager ticks off at the cusp of adulthood. Tara, the last remaining virgin, is on a mission to change that: and her best friends are causing chaos right alongside her. The 16-year-old drinks and dances her way through the strip – with all its messy bars and grimy nightclubs – until she meets a couple of boys on the neighbouring hotel balcony who she hopes might give her a summer to remember.
Making her debut feature with a vibrant, compassionate look at sex, friendship, consent and the sweet smell of a boozy sunburned summer holiday, director and cinematographer Molly Manning Walker (Scrapper, Good Thanks, You?) paints an exhilarating, moving, and painfully familiar portrait of young adulthood.
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