We’ve all had to have that uncomfortable conversation with someone, especially when it comes to explaining sex to kids. Wasn’t bad at all when I had to explain where babies come from to my curious kid, who then laughed her ass off and called it “the funniest thing I ever heard!” It was actually far easier than the time I had to explain to a rather naive man what pasties were (thanks a lot to the two women that yelled, “NOT IT!” and ran). Bearing that in mind, here’s Michael Davies’s short film, What’s Virgin Mean?
Okay, I have fond memories of Kate Isitt from Coupling, even if Sally wasn’t my favorite (that one’s Jeff, always). Which made it wonderful to see her playing a mother having a conversation that quite a few parents dread (really, speaking from experience – lighten up, it’s fine). Mom makes a rookie mistake: she doesn’t ask for context, which turns a mother-daughter birds-and-the-bees talk into more of a question about the different kinds of olive oil. A huge part of the fun is the discomfort and the ensuing joke that we jump to sex first. I knew where it was going; I just wanted to see the expression on her face when she realized that she was telling her daughter about something entirely different. While it’s predictable, let’s face it, it’s funny sometimes when you know where something is going, and frankly, I needed a decent laugh after this week.
And so, happy Saturday! Hope you got a laugh out of it.