What’s super cool about this movie is that it shows you teenage girls like they’re almost never depicted–as sexual beings—who get horny, who want sex, who (dare I say it) masturbate. Director Jannicke Systad Jacobsen is right on the money with the character Alma. Alma is played by Helene Bergsholm who totally captures the hormonal, awkwardness of crushing a little too hard on the boy next door, Artur.
The movie starts with her calling a phone sex hotline and masturbating on the kitchen floor as her dog watches. Alma is constantly fantasizing about everyone she knows from her female BFFs, their goofy dad, to Artur her crush. The movie takes a totally weird turn when Artur randomly shows Alma his penis and pokes her with it (I know, wtf?!). Alma is totally enthused with the situation and tells everyone she knows, “Artur—he poked me with his dick!” Making Artur her BF totally backfires when he denies everything and the kids at school start making fun of her. “Dick Alma” is what they call her—the most hilariously, brutal nickname ever.
The movie is totally relatable because deep down we’re all a little like Alma. She only has a hard time fitting in because of who she is and what she wants and we’ve all been there at one point or another! What really makes her a great character is that she never backs down from anything. When her mom hears her masturbating, finds her porno stash, and gets the bill for the sex hotline, Alma never thinks of herself as weird or admits she is wrong. I don’t want to spoil the movie, but she proves that being an outcast can be a freeing experience when you’re willing to stand up for yourself. Even if that means boldly telling everyone, “Artur—he poked me with his dick!”
Check out Turn Me On, Dammit! in select theaters March 30th!
Do you think girls want sex just as much as guys do? Let us know in the comments!