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A teen sex comedy girls can get behind with the best tagline EVER

“How come there are so many movies about a teenage boy who wants to have sex and this is the only one about a teenage girl who wants to have sex?” Thank you! We’ve been wondering all our lives where decent depictions of young female sexuality have been. Apparently in Norway. We haven’t seen it yet, but by all accounts the Scandinavian film TURN ME ON, DAMMIT! — an adaptation of the Norwegian novel of the same name — is refreshing, honest and hilarious. The film won “Best Screenplay” at the Tribeca Film Festival, “Best Debut Film” at the Rome Film Festival and “Best European First Feature” at Mons International Love Film Festival. And critics have been singing its praises:

  • Variety: “The film is actually quite lovely as well as honest, treating its young characters with the kind of respect to which Hollywood teen movies seem severely allergic.”
  • Huff Po: “This is a quirky and offbeat sex comedy that shows exceptional taste…”
  • Salon: “A wry, affectionate small-town movie, but one that sneaks up on a genuine feminist issue.”
  • Bust: “A take on pubescent horniness that left viewers giggling right through the credits.”
  • Examiner.com: “A poignant, exploratory journey through youthful lust and desire. To say this film is a treat is an understatement.”
  • Playboy: “TURN ME ON, DAMMIT! is no-frills, direct, funny, touching and, though frankly sexual, it’s refreshingly free of nudge-nudge, wink-wink smirk and prudery. Which means there probably won’t ever be an American remake starring, say, Chloe Moretz.”

The movie hits a few select theaters in the coming weeks (ironically around the same time that horrible “American” teen-sex-comedy franchise unleashes another edition, ugh), starting with The Angelika in NYC this Friday, March 30th.  Maybe when TURN ME ON, DAMMIT! gets to the Landmark in LA on Friday, April 13th, Hollywood will take a tip.

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