Turn Me On, Dammit!
Scandinavia’s reputation for free-wheeling, liberal approaches to gender and sexuality can make one forget that teenagers are still teenagers everywhere. And no one is more adolescently overwhelmed by hormones than 15-year-old Alma, who spends days calling sex hotlines and fantasising about every man that crosses her small-town Norwegian path. Sexuality is something in her head, until a smitten classmate rubs his penis on her. She tells her friends – and becomes the peer pariah. A refreshing, rare and extremely humourous look at teen girl sexuality.
Turn Me On, Dammit! | Directed by Jannicke Systad Jacobsen (Norway 2011) with Helene Bergsholm. Starts October 17
Originally published in issue #120, October 2013.