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Don't you hate it when your dad walks in while you're playing Hot Potato with your cousin's vibrator?

Vivian (Natasha Lyonne in her first starring role) is growing up and growing breasts in 1976. While her family moves through a series of flop hotels, she navigates a world of sexual and familial embarrassments, dodging her dodgy brothers and relishing the attention of her skeevy neighbor. Learning about love, halter tops and the pleasures of self-discovery from her older, more experienced cousin Rita (Marisa Tomei), the tough but still wide-eyed Vivian is a role model for teen girls of any decade.

For a movie which shows more than half its stars in their underwear, Tamara Jenkins’ semi-autobiographical film is a touching, earnest and awkwardly funny look at what it means to be a young woman in a man’s world.

Director: Tamara Jenkins. 91 min. 1998. 35mm.

Part of the series 2 Good 2 B 4Gotten, co-presented with Bonnie & Maude and xoJane.

Tickets: $12, Film Club Member: $8.

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