A Taste of Honey (1961)
A Taste of Honey is a 1961 British drama film directed by Tony Richardson, based on the play of the same name by Shelagh Delaney. The film follows the story of Jo, a young woman living in a working-class neighborhood in Manchester, England. Jo is a rebellious teenager who is determined to make her own way in life, despite the disapproval of her mother, Helen.
The film is notable for its frank portrayal of sexuality and its exploration of the changing social mores of the time. In particular, it was one of the first films to feature a lesbian relationship, between Jo and her friend Geoffrey. The two share a passionate kiss in a moment that was considered daring and groundbreaking for its time.
The film also features a number of other sexual moments. Jo has a brief affair with a sailor, which leads to her becoming pregnant. She also has a brief fling with a married man, which is portrayed as a moment of liberation for her.
The film is also notable for its frank portrayal of abortion. Jo decides to have an abortion, and the film does not shy away from showing the physical and emotional consequences of the procedure.
Overall, A Taste of Honey is an important film for its frank portrayal of sexuality and its exploration of changing social mores. Its sexual moments are daring and groundbreaking, and they help to make the film an important part of film history.
Subject matter involving a 17 year old girl losing her virginity and being impregnated.
Brief topless nudity at a circus attraction.
A man and a teenage girl fall down and share an extended kiss (sex is later implied).
A man and teenage girl kiss several times.
A woman is seen naked from her backside in a bathtub and we briefly see a view of the side of her breast as she reaches to cover herself with a towel.
References to sexuality, losing ones virginity, one night stands, and pregnancy in various conversations.
A man touches another man's butt mockingly.
A teenage girl flirts with her mother's boyfriend and makes joking verbal advances (and is subsequently rejected).