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Heather
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Just watched this last night, and while this is more a gender-in-media than sex-in-media thing (though there is some sexuality in the film, and a part of it is certainly provocative), thought it bore a mention.

What particularly stood out for me in this was some huge youth rights stuff, and even more so, a story that really said a lot about a young woman feeling pretty incapable, or fixated on dealing with things that really were not important, yet finding herself incredibly capable and able in tremendously difficult circumstances.

There's a trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSaxm68PPT4

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Maybe I'm just being biased, because it was my favourite book when I was younger and films can never live up to books when you have such a strong connection to them, but I think if anyone like the movie they should read the book too. Either way, there's a complex female protagonist and depictions of teen sexuality in both and that's SO GOOD to see.
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Heather
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Count me in for the book, then! [Smile]

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