High school has just ended. It's the night after the last day of
senior year, and that calls for a big party. Katie, the class brainiac,
has decided to lose her virginity at last, to the boy she has been
dreaming of since 6th grade. She just goes up to him and asks
outright, but he says "no." He says that he likes her and fancies her,
but he recently had a traumatic experience with a virgin, and he just
can't handle any more drama.
This seems like the end of the world to her, because he's her "soul
mate," and he's leaving the next day to spend the entire summer with his
dad. She is crushed until her fun-loving friend points out that the dream
need not die. The problem has a simple solution. The party has just begun,
so Mr. Soul Mate will be there for several more hours. All Katie has to do
is lose her virginity to someone else first, then hop in the sack with the
dream guy. Surely somebody at the party will volunteer to help her out!
Maybe the plot-obligatory "best friend" kid? Maybe the well-hung expert in
tantric sex? Maybe the sex addict and his two love-muffins? How about the
masochistic exchange student?
She then goes through a chaotic series of misadventures, until ...
Well, I won't spoil the ending for you, because it's kind of cute.
Anyway, if you have ever seen a film with a similar set-up, you'll quickly
guess how it will turn out. The predictability of the resolution doesn't
matter, because this is an entertaining genre film. Is it a great
movie? Well, it won't get any Oscar nominations, if that's what "great"
encompasses, but it is great in the sense that it does exactly what it is
supposed to do.
There are basically only three things you need from a raunchy
1. It needs to be raunchy.
Check. It is filled with non-stop sex and nudity, a lot of it quite
kinky, and is not coy about portraying the action. It's not a sex
film, but it stops just short.
2. It needs to be funny.
Check. There are several witty lines of dialogue, and all of
Katie's sexual misadventures are funny set pieces which range from an
attempt to shave herself to her assorted failures at cherry-popping.
The sex scenes are not only kinky and sexy, but they are genuinely
3. The acting needs to be good enough so that it does not break the
And check. The kids are unknown, but they are real actors. The
leads do a good job with their characters, and some of the background
players have excellent comic timing.
A couple of the ideas have been lifted from the American Pie films. For
example, Katie ends up in a darkened room giving a blow job to an old man
in a coma, thus curing him, which is pretty similar to what happened to
Stifler and the granny in American Wedding. Other scenes are similar to
ones we have seen elsewhere, but nothing is a direct rip-off, just a
variation on some familiar theme. After all, movies have been around a
long time, and it's difficult to create anything totally original.
One unique element of this film, as opposed to most raunchy "coming of
age" stories, is that the script was written by a woman and directed by
another woman. It also tells the story from the point of view of the
female virgin and her best female friend. That is a great combination. The
women bring a fresh point of view to the story, and can portray raunchy
acts unabashedly without losing the basic humanity of the sex and the
fundamental warmth of the story.
Damn! I can't believe I'm writing this about a micro-budget,
straight-to-DVD exploitation film that few people have ever heard of, and
the rest hated, but I
thoroughly enjoyed this, found it sexy, and even laughed out loud a few
times. I have been persuaded that more
women should make raunchy movies!