So this morning...
I'm surfing the internet in bed, from my phone, like you do. I stumbled onto a short film called YES, GOD, YES.
Here's how the film-makers describe it. "Fifteen-year-old Alice has always been a good Catholic, but when an innocent AOL chat turns unexpectedly racy, she finds herself suddenly obsessed with masturbating."
This film is brilliant. It's literally a coming-of-age story. If you watch it carefully, you can see subtle, artful skewering of all sorts of social conventions and hypocrisies. And, without giving away any spoilers, Alice, after floundering some, really finds her sexual agency, really takes responsibility for her own ideas around sex.
Don't take my word for it. Watch it!
One last, weirdly bizarre moment of grace or something about this film. After I saw it, I just knew I had to blog about it, because of this weird little thing about how Karen Maine, the film's writer, director, and producer uploaded the film.
I'm super grateful films like this exist.