“We both were looking to do something different. We both were single at the time, and we would compare these stories [about our personal lives]. We wanted to do a frank, romantic comedy about sex and relationships. Aaron Abrams is fond of saying romantic comedies usually end with a kiss. But for us, the really interesting stuff happens after the kiss.” — Vancouver-based director Martin Gero speaking about Young People Fucking, his $1.5 million feature that ThinkFilm has picked up, and which will launch Canada First! program at September’s Toronto Film Festival.
Does that title set off warning alarms with anyone out there? I don’t know squat about this movie — for all I know Gero is the new Francois Truffaut — but I’ve learned over the years that films with pistol-hot, attention-grabbing, hot-marquee titles can be worrisome.