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To Find a Man (1972)
A hidden gem!
Very well written and wonderfully acted! The smart and clever teen named Andy is in love with the beautiful Rosalind. Because Andy is not the traditional "handsome" boy with reddish hair and glasses, Rosalind sees him only as a friend. Rosalind becomes pregnant after having an affair with the typical good looking, older man (the jerk) and goes to Andy seeking help to get an abortion.
After getting bad and stupid advice on how to miscarry by her female friends, Andy goes to the library and reads books to become properly informed. This movie does not try to push a certain political view regarding teen sex and abortion, just a realistic portrayal on the hard facts of life.
I also really liked how the relationship between the teens and parents are portrayed. The parents of Rosalind aren't monsters, but like many parents, they do not know how to talk to their teenage daughter about sex. The mother shows her concern by making small negative remarks on her daughter's behavior which only makes Rosalind think less of herself, and the father is in denial that his daughter is going through puberty.
The movie does accurately show how the sexuality of a teen girl is frowned upon while the sexuality of young males is normal and perfectly healthy. The two main characters don't fit any stereotype. They are both individuals, and Andy just happens to be smarter and more mature than Rosalind. In fact, Andy is probably the smartest person in the film other than one or two adults with small roles. Andy's young male friends are what you would expect teen boys to be like. In fact, even the older males seem to fit the stereo type of men seeing women merely as sexual objects. In contrast, the movie reminds me that there are wonderful males out there like Andy.
Hopefully many girls (like Rosalind) will mature and realize that the "Andys" of the world are the real men that any woman would be lucky to find.