Bedroom politics in the new movie, This month, two movies about teen virginity will hit the theaters. One follows someone who wants to lose it, another follows someone ridiculed for losing it. Guess which one is about a girl.
First sexual experiences are big deal, in life and in film, but for the female population it's shrouded in shame. The new movie "Easy A", out September 17, is no exception. The comedy, packaged as a retelling of The Scarlett Letter, tracks the rise and fall of Olive, a virginal teen caught in a lie about giving it up. When her best gay friend asks her to fake their lovemaking to save him from being out-ed, she finds herself with a reputation for being promiscuous. It tears friendships apart, tarnishes her image, and makes her a lot of money. All and all, losing your virginity looks a lot like prostitution if you're a female character in a movie. And prostitution is sad.
Unless you're a guy virgin. Then it's just the inspiration for your buddy adventure.Read More »from The movie virgin: why boys do it better