In “The To Do List,” out Friday, Type A Brandy (Aubrey Plaza) is also Type V, as in virgin. She spends the summer before college methodically working up a to-do list that culminates in Doing It, thereby joining the ranks of movie characters who’ve cashed in their v-card.
The thrust of the story in 2005’s “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” is not really Andy’s desire to have sex, but his need to open up emotionally. And to express his desire to have sex.
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In the ’80s, most teen sex films were about guys; in 1980’s “Little Darlings,” two female campers race to lose their virginity; by film’s climax, they discover that sex is more complex than teen movies let on.
Helen Hunt earned an Oscar nomination for last year’s “The Sessions,” playing a sex therapist who helps a man in an iron lung round the bases. He eventually dies, but goes out with a bang.
Pastry lovers everywhere died a little in 1999 when Jason Biggs had his way with a dessert in “American Pie.” He and three friends are on a journey to be the first into bed; by the end they each find a lady willing to come along.
1996’s arty “Stealing Beauty” follows a 19-year-old (Liv Tyler) as she spends a summer in Tuscany looking for her dad, eating al fresco and sampling the local sausage. And you spent that summer working at Dairy Queen.