Join Reclaim the Frame for a special screening of the incredible How to Have Sex from director Molly Manning Walker, followed by a special Bad Sex Writing workshop lead by ‘20 – ‘23 Plymouth Laureate of Words Laura Horton.
How to Have Sex
Winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, How To Have Sex is a vibrant and authentic depiction of the agonies, ecstasies and ride-or-die glory of young female friendship, from rising British filmmaker Molly Manning Walker.
Set against the chaotic party scene of Malia, three British teenage girls go on a rites-of-passage holiday, drinking, clubbing and hooking up in what should be the best summer of their lives. As they dance their way through the hazy clubs, hectic pool parties and sun-drenched streets of the strip, they find themselves navigating the complexities of sex, consent, self-discovery and friendships old and new.
Captured with luminous visuals and a pitch-perfect soundtrack, Manning Walker’s directorial debut marks the arrival of a sensational new acting talent in Mia McKenna-Bruce, who delivers a stunning central performance. Compassionate and delicately-handled, this confronting take on the outrageous excesses of teenage holidays paints a painfully familiar portrait of young adulthood, and how first sexual experiences should – or shouldn’t – play out.
Bad Sex Writing
Join award-winning writer Laura Horton after the screening for a Bad Sex Writing workshop on the theme of firsts. Laura started Bad Sex Writing in 2021 as a way for people to create funny, engaging and accessible fiction about sex, with no pressure to write well.
Using humour but also giving people the opportunity to reclaim negative experiences and reframe people’s relationship to their sexuality in a low pressure environment.
“Even though these events are spaces for humour, I’ve had a lot of people open up after workshops, making me realise how messy everyone’s romantic lives are. Ultimately, this sort of camaraderie makes sex less intimidating – and makes us all feel less alone.”
Laura Horton is a multi-award-winning writer and former Plymouth Laureate of Words 2020-2023. Her play Breathless won a Fringe First and enjoyed runs at Soho Theatre and Off-Broadway in 2023. Her short film, A Summer of Birds, was Toast of the Fringe winner, 2021. Laura launched digital projects Hidden by Things and Theatre Stories, for which she was in The Stage100. She runs Bad Sex Writing workshops and is represented by United Agents.
How to Have Sex + Reclaim the Frame Pre-Recorded Interview with Molly Manning Walker
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