Much in the way that I was surprised to learn that there was a horror film playing at this past year’s Sundance film festival called Donkey Punch, I was taken back a bit by the fact that a real, honest-to-god movie was made under the title Young People Fucking. On top of that, it came as a bit of irony that this film is a highly acclaimed one from last year’s Toronto Film Festival. That gives it legitimacy, and legitimacy with a name like Young People Fucking makes it just plain awesome.
The film is a “scathingly honest and hilarious portrayal of four couples, one threesome and a crazy night of sex.” There is one couple trying to spice up their love life by trying new things, another couple of “friends” who decide to get together out of desperation only to find out that they’ve really complicated things, a third couple of Exes who get together for old time’s sake and a pair of roommates who try out a threesome with the one guy’s girlfriend. In each case, the couples discover that sex isn’t always simple.
Based on the trailer and all of the reviews that I’ve seen, this is being touted as a very smart, very sexy (but not raunchy film). A bold and hilarious romantic comedy. To say the least, I’m sold.
Young People Fucking is slated for a straight-to-video release here in the United States, so keep an eye out for that.