I Start Counting (1969) is a British drama film directed by David Greene and starring Jenny Agutter. The film follows the story of a young girl, Wynne, who is struggling to come to terms with her emerging sexuality.
The film is notable for its frank and honest portrayal of teenage sexuality. Wynne is seen exploring her own body and experimenting with her own desires. She is also seen engaging in a sexual relationship with an older man, which is portrayed in a very realistic and non-judgmental way.
The film also features a number of scenes which explore the themes of sexual repression and exploration. In one scene, Wynne is seen trying on a dress in a store, and is then approached by a man who starts to make advances towards her. This scene is particularly powerful as it shows how young people can be vulnerable to sexual advances, and how they can be manipulated by adults.
Overall, I Start Counting is an important film which explores the complexities of teenage sexuality in a frank and honest way. It is a powerful reminder of the importance of understanding and respecting young people's sexuality, and of the need to provide them with the support and guidance they need to make informed decisions about their own bodies.
Two young girls ask a Priest about incest.
A young girl makes a point of flaunting her short skirt and underwear as she ascends a set of stairs in a crowded shop.
Two young girls discuss the possibility of one of them losing their virginity, the other proudly declares the number of times she has already had sex. It is unclear whether her claims are real or imagined.
A young girl is seen washing herself in the bath, from the shoulders up.
A vague scene that infers a young girl is masturbating in bed.
A young girl propositions an older man to sleep with him, he refuses.
An older man puts a flower and then his hand down a young girl's top.
A man and a woman are having sex on a bed, no nudity visible. A young girl enters the room and witnesses this.
A young girl is seen briefly in her underwear as she is getting dressed.