The story of Joanna, a 14-year-old girl who feels pressured by her peers to lose her virginity. The story, told primarily from her point of view, follows her as she self-destructs, becoming...
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The story of Joanna, a 14-year-old girl who feels pressured by her peers to lose her virginity. The story, told primarily from her point of view, follows her as she self-destructs, becoming involved in a world of sex, drugs and betrayal. Including graphic and sometimes violent underage sex scenes, the film portrays an occassionally exaggerated but nonetheless disturbing and thought-provoking view of teenage sexuality.Written by
Based on the John Adams's opera "Pleasureland". See more »
Not as bizarre as it seems . . .
Pleasureland was an inspiring and extremely harsh but very true reflection of the dull atmosphere and dark circumstances that peer pressure can cause especially over sex, drugs and alcohol. When I was around that age in 2003 and had so many friends with plenty of similar experiences like the ones shown in this feature length drama I but that film had everyone talking and thinking about giving into pressures before they went too far. To say it affected parents worries I'm sure is true but in my opinion it was not made for parents and its not parents that reflected upon it throughout their left over teen years. I feel like that comment was a bit to one side and critical of what was at the time a very affective production. I need to find a copy :( x
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