1996 / 124 min. / NR
Director: Sarah Jacobson
Cast: Lisa Gerstein, Beth Ramona Allen

WTFilm Fest: MARY JANE’S NOT A VIRGIN ANYMORE + I WAS A TEENAGE SERIAL KILLER

TORONTO PREMIERE OF NEW RESTORATION, and screening with the new restoration of Sarah Jacobson’s acclaimed short film I WAS A TEENAGE SERIAL KILLER!

Co-Presented by cléo film journal + TIFF NEXT WAVE.

“Utterly charming and relentlessly honest. Jacobson was a revolutionary.” – Max Sparber, MINN POST

“There’s an alternate world where this blew up instead of CLERKS.” Matt Lynch, Scarecrow Video

Perception: your “first” time will feel amazing, and be just as romantic an experience as you’ve seen in the movies. Reality: it’s actually gonna be awkward, gross and will hurt.
Eww. Why does anyone do it again?

When suburban teen Mary Jane’s “first” time fails to live up expectations, she intends to swear off sex all together, and instead begins to investigate whey anyone puts up with it in the first place, turning to the “cooler” older colleagues she works with at an indie movie theatre for insight. Further epiphanies and hijinks ensue, all in keeping with the traditions of the coming-of-age genre, only rarely have they ever been presented with such raw honesty and biting wit. Written, directed, and willed into existence against the odds by Sarah Jacobson, the undisputed Queen of DIY culture in the 1990s, and buoyed by a fantastic punk soundtrack (with an on-screen cameo from Jello Biafra), MARY JANE is among the most insightful movies about love, sex and growing up ever made, and without a flat-out masterpiece in the pantheon of underground cinema.

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