Sex and a Girl (1991)

Oh man, the 1990s. Or should I say the 70s, because that’s what this movie is really about.

Also called Alex In Wonder, this is the story of sixteen-year-old high school senior and ballerina Alex (Angela Gots). Everyone around her is obsessed with sex, from her friends to the boys in school to her parents — who pretty much run a commune — have broken up (her father is played by Robert Hayes and Ellen Greene is her mother).

What’s a girl to do?

This Drew Ann Rosenberg film feels like something I’d be watching after getting home drunk in 1991, throwing on the TV and just starting at it until slowly getting into the story. And hey — Ellen Greene was Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors and in Talk Radio, so I definitely enjoyed her work here.

Rosenberg said, “I’m incredibly excited to announce the twentieth anniversary release of our film. Set in the 1970’s, it’s a timeless story that will appeal to viewers of all ages; an homage to the late Judy Blume, a writer whose stories gave me, along with many other teenagers, a safe space to explore issues dealing with sexuality, puberty, divorce and bullying in a non-judgmental, funny and honest way. Enjoy the ride!”

Sex and a Girl is available to rent and own on North American digital HD internet, cable, and satellite platforms through Freestyle Digital Media.

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