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THE ORGASM DIARIES and more love and sex in film

We noticed something called THE ORGASM DIARIES is playing on Sundance Channel this Saturday at midnight. Sounds like a documentary, right? Turns out it’s a British indie film from last year about a couple who’s private naughty photographs become pornographic art-world hits, which turns their relationship upside down. Knowing that, the title becomes a bit more dubious. But Indiewire said it “captures the essence of young love.” It gets a 50-50 rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which sounds a lot less damning when you realize that’s only out of 8 reviews. Could be a fine late-night alternative to Skinemax…?

But what we’re really excited about is the other IFC Film we found highlighted at the bottom of THE ORGASM DIARIES page, and that’s the new movie THE MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SLEEPOVER (pictured above) – which really looks like it captures the essence of young love. An official selection of Cannes Critics Week and winner of the Special Jury Prize at SXSW, the film follows four young people on the last night of summer – their final night of freedom before the new school year starts. The NY Times‘ A.O.Scott wrote that it’s “a lovely debut feature. What [director David Robert] Mitchell gets splendidly right in this quiet, observant film, is the unsteady mixture of sophistication and naïveté that is central to the modern American teenage way of being in the world.” It’s out now in limited release, with a 78% Rotten Tomatoes rating.

Watch both trailers below: