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The pay-off is perhaps obvious but the telling of the gag is the thing here
A woman cooks while her young daughter does her colouring in at the table. All is well until the daughter pipes up to ask her mother what "virgin" means. What follows is essentially a middle-class mother with some sexual repression and nerves when it comes to "the talk", trying to explain to her daughter about what happens when a man and a woman take their special things and put them together. The punch-line at the end of the short film is pretty obvious but it works because the film leading up to this moment works as well as it does.
The mother (very well played by Isitt) starts out with a real comic awkwardness and is a small bundle of nerves and then gets a bit more passionate about the subject until she perhaps has more going on in her head than she is saying out loud. It is very funny to watch as an idea but Isitt is the reason it works because she transforms from being so nervous at the start of the film to pretty much having a flush on by the end this makes the gag work so well and it is a great little comic performance. Duffy is solid in support and plays the "straight-man" role well but ultimately this is what she is here for (and the punch-line).
No more than a sketch perhaps but it is still an amusing little short film that benefits greatly from Isitt nailing the delivery.
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