Playing at TIFF this year, it’s My Awkward Sexual Adventure, a fun Canadian comedy about a straitlaced Winnipeg accountant named Jordan (played by Jonas Chernick) whose girlfriend dumps him due to her lack of bedroom satisfaction. He heads to Toronto to hang out with his friend (Vik Sahay), who I’m certain is going to be full of hilarious and ridiculous advice. Jordan wanders into a strip club, drinks too much, and winds up with a stripper named Julia (Emily Hampshire). Somehow, they strike a deal – Jordan will help her organize her financial life, and she’ll teach him how to be a better lover.
Why Should You See It?
There are many reasons to see this one: it was directed by Sean Garrity, the talented director who brought us Inertia (winning TIFF’s Best Canadian Feature award in 2001) and Lucid; it stars Emily Hampshire, of The Trotsky and the creepy Good Neighbours; and Vik Sahay also stars, so we’ll get to see if he can be hilarious in a role beyond Lester Patel of TV’s Chuck. And if all that isn’t enough, My Awkward Sexual Adventure is a comedy about sex that TIFF programmer Steve Gravestock has described as “surprisingly educational.”
It screens on:
- Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 7:00 pm at Scotiabank 4
- Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 8:30 pm at Cineplex Yonge and Dundas 9
- Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 9:45 am at Cineplex Yonge and Dundas 9
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