What a f***ing great ti­tle

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - News -

When you are as un­known as the cast of your first film, and yet hope it will stand out among the hun­dreds of movies com­pet­ing for au­di­ences and dis­trib­u­tors at the Toronto fes­ti­val, it helps to give it an ar­rest­ing ti­tle. Cana­dian di­rec­tor Martin Gero pushed the en­ve­lope by call­ing his movie Young Peo­ple Fuck­ing. Even though th­ese young­sters spend most of the time talk­ing about sex­ual acts, the film has at­tracted packed houses and reams of pub­lic­ity at the fes­ti­val.

Even more cov­er­age was gen­er­ated when the post-pre­miere party was held in Wicked, a down­town swingers club. I could not at­tend be­cause I was busy watch­ing some mean­ing­ful movie about the state of the world. How­ever, in­de­fati­ga­ble Toronto Star colum­nist Rita Zekas noted that the Wicked pole dancers “ap­peared ei­ther so sleepy that the only thing hold­ing them up was the pole, or so bored that one of them ac­tu­ally checked her mes­sages while gy­rat­ing, giv­ing an en­tirely new mean­ing to phone sex”.

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