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20th February 2013 15:30:00
Posted by Anthony Nield

Turn Me On, Goddammit in March

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TURN ME ON, GODDAMMIT is a whimsical and refreshingly honest coming-of-age story about the blossoming sexuality of a teenage girl, released on DVD by Element Pictures Distribution on 25th March, 2013. The feature debut of Jannicke Systad Jacobsen, the film was awarded Best Screenplay at the Tribeca Film Festival, Best Debut Film at the Rome Film Festival and Best European First Feature at the Mons International Love Film Festival (Belgium).

15-year-old Alma (Helene Bergsholm) is consumed by her out-of-control hormones and fantasies that range from sweetly romantic images of Artur, the boyfriend she yearns for, to down-and-dirty daydreams about practically everybody she lays eyes on. Alma and her best friend Sara live in an insufferably boring little town in the hinterlands of Norway called Skoddeheimen, a place they loathe so much that every time their school bus passes the sign that names it, they routinely flip it off. After Alma has a stimulating yet awkward encounter with Artur, she makes the mistake of telling her incredulous friends, who ostracize her at school, until Sara can’t even be seen with her. At home, Alma’s single mother is overwhelmed and embarrassed by her daughter’s extravagant phone sex bills and wears earplugs to muffle Alma’s round-the-clock acts of self-gratification.

Laced with warmth and quirky humor, TURN ME ON, GODDAMMIT is a light-hearted take on a story that is told so often about boys and so rarely about teenage girls.

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About Anthony Nield
Anthony hails from Cheltenham and has been writing about film for the best part of a decade. His particular obsessions include British and experimental cinema, non-fiction, and films that have fallen by the wayside. You'll find him reviewing such works in the DVD and Blu-ray sections, plus the occasional feature.