Love Stinks

Aired Thursday, March 29

An 80s coming-of-age tale about three girls who acquire a Playgurl magazine, and are trying to decide if they are ready to look at a naked man for the first time. After Jay overhears a conversation between two physically developed classmates, she convinces herself that if she sees a naked man, she will become a "woman." She forces her best friends Ro and Nat to skip class and go to her house, so she can show them a Playgurl magazine.The film follows the girls as they discuss whether they should look at the magazine, and as they uncover the real reason Jay creates the "womanhood ceremony."

Golden Sheaf Award - Best Student Production, Yorkton Film Festival, 2017
Industry Choice Award, Toronto Youth Shorts Film Festival, 2017
Official Selection of the South Western International Film Festival, 2017
Official Selection of the Durham Region International Film Festival, 2017
Official Selection of the Scarborough Film Festival, 2017
Official Selection of the Future of Film Showcase, 2017
Official Selection of the Festival du nouveau cinéma, 2016
Official Selection of the Regent Park Film Festival, 2016
Official Selection of the Toronto International Short Film Festival, 2016
Official Selection of the Hamilton Film Festival, 2016
Official Selection of the Miami Short Film Festival, 2016
Official Selection of the Bushwick Film Festival, 2016

Written and Directed by: Alicia Harris
Produced by: Rebeca Ortiz

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