The blurb: A comedy drama about two young people struggling through their first sexual encounter, and having to deal with each other’s expectations, a shiny trumpet and way too many cats.
This little film is so utterly gorgeous even if it gets a bit sickly and didactic toward the end – but it was made as a personal development course film so I guess that’s to be expected. It explores the issues teens face today when first having sex: porn, friends, social media, sexting, body image and – most importantly – consent. I love how the young woman is armed with information about consent before she goes in and she’s the one who leads the conversation about it. It’s also got a lot of funny moments and it’s very watchable. There’s nothing explicit in this film but I think it’s a great movie about sex that more people need to see, not just teenagers.
Winner of Best Writer at the BAFTA Children’s Awards 2017
Nominated for Best Performer at the BAFTA Children’s Awards 2017 (Savannah Baker)
Winner of Best Performer at the BAFTA Children’s Awards 2017 (Alhaji Fofana)
Written & Directed by Adam Tyler
Produced by Bob Ayres, Adam Tyler & Kim Roden
A TrueTube / CTVC Film
Official Selection – BFI London FIlm Festival 2017
Official Selection – London Short Film Festival 2018
Official Selection – Short of the Week October 2017
The film was made for the True Tube website
Director: Adam Tyler