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Dear Filmmakers: There's More to High School Than Losing Your Virginity. Probably.

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | October 3, 2012 |

By Dustin Rowles | Trailers | October 3, 2012 |


The First Time is the second film from Jon Kasdan (In the Land of Women), although he’s also written for “Freaks and Geeks” and “Dawson’s Creek” and therefore knows how to write teens. Allegedly. That “first time” in the title, of course, refers to sex because, apparently, one’s entire high-school experience is defined by losing one’s virginity, never mind all the other wonderful and memorable experiences from high school like … like … well, I’m sure other people had really wonderful memories from those years, or at leaest better memories than chipping your girlfriend’s tooth, getting caught by your girlfriend’s mother in a movie theater on the receiving end of your first hummer, or having wildly awkward first-time sex and nose-bleeding all over your girlfriend. (Have I written about the time I ripped my girlfriend’s tongue out of its socket, tore her Styloglossus muscle, and she ran home crying? No? Good. I’ll just keep that story to myself).

And this is what teens in movies are so impatient about? Trust me, kids: The mystery surrounding sex is a lot more interesting than your first sexual experience.

Anyway, here’s the trailer, which is all Can’t Hardly Wait meets Sundance.



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