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Pleasureland (2003)

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... See full summary »

Director:

Brian Percival

Writer:

Helen Blakeman
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1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Katie Lyon Katie Lyon ... Joanna Mosscroft
Claire Hackett Claire Hackett ... Julie Mosscroft
Michael Dunn Michael Dunn ... Greg Mosscroft
Melissa Edwards Melissa Edwards ... Michelle Mosscroft
Claire Bailey Claire Bailey ... Lisa
Clive Moore Clive Moore ... Mr. Stevens
Leah Whittaker Leah Whittaker ... Sophie
Holly Shwenn Holly Shwenn ... Leanne
Tara Wells Tara Wells ... Katie
Letitia Denny Letitia Denny ... Chantelle
Mark Fenna Mark Fenna ... Rocky
Philip Olivier Philip Olivier ... Ben
Barry Sloane ... Darren
Guy Parry Guy Parry ... Guy in Bar
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Michael Bailey Michael Bailey ... Greg Mosscroft
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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 Matthew Fuller

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sex | virginity | controversy | See All (3) »

Genres:

Drama

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Official Sites:

Channel 4 [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 2003 (UK) See more »

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Budget:

£150,000 (estimated)
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Based on the John Adams's opera "Pleasureland". See more »

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Not as bizarre as it seems . . .
11 November 2008 | by beebasmilesSee all my reviews

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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