ERIN’S GUIDE TO KISSING GIRLS
CREATE | MIND THE GAP | FAMILY
Canada 2022, 89 min, Julianna Notten
More than anything, Erin’s Guide to Kissing Girls is a tender, insightful, and refreshingly witty ode to Gen Z. This feature debut from queer writer-director Julianna Notten follows Erin (Elliot Stocking), an earnest middle-schooler and comic-book enthusiast who wants nothing more than to experience her first kiss. When she meets Sydni (Rosali Annikie), an effortlessly cool, rebellious ex-child star, Erin is instantly smitten. What follows is a delightful and compassionate observation of a young girl exploring her identity and unapologetically asserting her place in the world. The film pokes fun at Millennials’ obsession with iced coffee and cats, offers funny takes on Comic-Con cosplay ideas, and depicts the popular kids trying (and failing) to be socially conscious. Most importantly, Erin’s Guide highlights just how sensitive and welcoming Gen Z can be. —Aurora Amidon
Note: Includes one instance of mild profanity.
Guests expected: writer-director Julianna Notten, actor Elliot Stocking