15-year-old Alma (Helene Bergsholm) is consumed by her out-of-control hormones and fantasies that range from sweetly romantic images of Artur, the boyfriend she yearns for, to down-and-dirty daydreams about practically everybody she lays eyes on. Alma and her best friend Sara live in an insufferably boring little town in the hinterlands of Norway called Skoddeheimen, a place they loathe so much that every time their school bus passes the sign that names it, they routinely flip it off.
After Alma has a stimulating yet awkward encounter with Artur, she makes the mistake of telling her incredulous friends, who ostracize her at school, until Sara can’t even be seen with her. At home, Alma’s single mother is overwhelmed and embarrassed by her daughter’s extravagant phone sex bills and wears earplugs to muffle Alma’s round-the-clock acts of self-gratification.
Turn Me On, Goddammit (aka Turn Me On, Dammit! - Få meg på, for faen) is a whimsical and refreshingly honest coming-of-age story about the blossoming sexuality of a teenage girl. The feature debut of Jannicke Systad Jacobsen, the film was awarded Best Screenplay at the Tribeca Film Festival, Best Debut Film at the Rome Film Festival and Best European First Feature at the Mons International Love Film Festival (Belgium).
Laced with warmth and quirky humor, Turn Me On, Goddammit is a light-hearted take on a story that is told so often about boys and so rarely about teenage girls.
Turn Me On, Goddammit will be released on UK DVD on 25th March 2013 by Element Pictures at the RRP of £15.99.