Two weeks ago, I rode director Greg Lansky hard for his inept sequel, Fresh Outta High School 9. Unlike other filmmakers of limited means, Lansky opted to coast on past successes by attempting to insert an inferior product. Well, I wasn’t swallowing it, and It’s a Young Girls Thing #7 might do a good job of explaining why.
You see, the uncredited director hired by Legal Pink Productions did a fucking phenomenal (in more ways than one) job of using his limitations to his advantage. With the exception of some sloppy production design (scenes two and four shared the same room, swapping out chairs without making an effort to mask the distinctive and unattractive bamboo glued to the wall), It’s a Young Girls Thing #7 gives audiences exactly what they want, but this doesn’t satisfy the director. He pushes everything a little harder (in more ways than one), and I thank him for it.
Off the bat, the most noticeable trait of It’s a Young Girls Thing #7 is its total lack of dialogue and scene play. This is not about setting a scene or getting the audience hot and bothered via double entendres and smoldering looks. It announces itself in the first second of the first scene, when Honey Winter leans forward and kisses Kicsi Viva. From there, they simply do their thing, softly but gently, moaning a bit, clearly enjoying themselves. The lack of musical score, like the better works of Ingmar Bergman, enrich the experience instead of detracting from it (not that I’m opposed to scoring, but silence is startlingly effective when utilized properly, just as music is).
I couldn’t tell you why It’s a Young Girls Thing #7 has no speaking. Legal Pink is a European company, so perhaps these actresses—none of whom I’ve seen before—cannot speak English or speak it with such mangled accents that the producers felt dialogue scenes would limit its commercial appeal. Or perhaps these are just the type of actors who can say everything they need to in a single bashful look or a gasp of surprise when their young friend rips off their blouse.
With no actual screenplay and limited settings, the director utilizes colors to give us subconscious hints. For instance, in two distinct scenes, each of the actors wore inverted colors, and one actress was a blonde while the other was a brunette. More than that, in many of these scenes, the actors wore multicolored outfits. In scene two, Kyara wears a pink tanktop with gray highlights; the former symbolizes childishness and purity, while the latter hints at her impending sexual maturity or possibly even a deep-rooted sadness. Partner Lulu wears a gray tanktop with pink highlights—the mature and experienced one, she takes charge of the situation with gusto, but she never loses that child-like twinkle.
Another recurring theme is a red, double-sided dildo. One slight flaw in the direction is the actresses’ predilection toward sucking on it. Perhaps it’s a suggestion that these are “lipstick lesbians,” or maybe that this is some sort of experimentation, but based on the passion with which one girl ravages the other, I found it very surprising that they also enjoyed the feel of an enormous, red, rubberized penis in their mouths. However, in choosing the color red for this, the director does a brilliant job of insinuating the triumph of intense passion and emotionality—perhaps suggesting, among other things, that unbridled infatuation has led these girls to a taboo affair, a moment that will change their lives forever.
Splashes of color like this enhance every moment of It’s a Young Girls Thing #7, but even more impressive is its nature imagery. From watermelon-print shirts, symbolizing fertility, to leopard catsuits, suggesting a level of courage and brute force (which the final scene, in which each wears a different leopard catsuit, has in spades), the film does one of the best job of conveying its characterization visually, almost creating an epic story out of the sapphic sex act itself.
For producers and directors scrimping and saving, or amateurs looking to break into the world of low-budget adult filmmaking, take a look at It’s a Young Girls Thing #7. It’s a textbook example of how to make art from limited resources.