In , it seems, homophobic slurs still passed as humour and predatory behaviour was presented as jovial if Seth Rogen walked into my bathroom unannounced there would be less giggling and a lot more kicking of soft body parts. Credit: Alamy. Historically, virgin girls have been either fetishised or sat high on a pedestal or in a lot of cases both. But it is in the coming-of-age genre that we see the real evolution of the cinematic virgin.
'The 40 Year Old Virgin': a milestone for sex-positive cinema
R min Drama, Fantasy, Horror. An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps, but soon suspects that the spa's treatments are not what they seem. R min Horror, Thriller. An aspiring model, Jesse, is new to Los Angeles. However, her beauty and youth, which generate intense fascination and jealousy within the fashion industry, may prove themselves sinister. R min Drama, Romance.
R min Drama. A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend. R min Horror. When a year-old girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her. Not Rated min Drama.
A film by Therese Shechter. I recommend it for anyone who desires a serious, grown-up, critical overview of the issue of sex and virginity in contemporary America. Her ability to teach, dismantle, expose and explore is remarkable. Therese Shechter.