In the tradition of tender coming-of-age tales such as Lucia Puenzo’s XXY and Celine Sciamma’s Tomboy, comes Julia Solomonoff’s The Last Summer of La Boyita, a sumptuously-shot ode to childhood summers past, executive produced by Pedro Almodovar.
Blue-eyed blonde bad girl Rachel (gorgeous new lesbian heart-throb Ruth Reynolds) is mature for her eighteen years and the arrival of her Dad’s new employee Amy (the lovely Madeline Merritt), who is staying in their swanky Los Angeles guest house for the weekend brings Rachel the inspiration she needs.
On a Friday night after hanging out with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a nightclub, alone and on the pull. Just before closing time he picks up Glen. And so begins a weekend - in bars and in bedrooms, getting drunk and taking drugs, telling stories and having sex – that will resonate throughout their lives.
Expecting a cozy night outside of the barracks, Seok visits his boyfriend Min-soo who is serving in the military. However when Min-soo’s mother questions their relationship, the only answer they can give is that they are 'just friends'.
It was the film that shocked and delighted audiences the world over. It was seized by US Customs, restricted to screenings in private clubs in London and Paris and terrified the Mary Whitehouse establishment. Welcome to the aftermath of Frank Ripploh – school teacher, film director, and insatiable sex addict!