Towelhead

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"How can you find yourself if no one can see you?"
  • R
  • 2008
  • 2 hr 4 min
  • 6.9  (11,678)
  • 57

The movie Towelhead is a comedy and drama based on a book with the same name. The movie deals with sexual realizations as well as privacy and race issues that many people struggle with from time to time. The movie is also set during the first Gulf War. Jasira is a Lebanese-American girls who is living in upstate New York. She is thirteen years old and resides with her mother and her mother’s boyfriend. When her mother finds out that the boyfriend helps her daughter shave the hair in her pubic area Jasira is sent to live with her father in Texas. Her father is a traditional man who follows old Lebanese customs. While living with her father Jasira develops an interest in sex after discovering an adult oriented magazine while she is babysitting for one of her neighbors. Jasria does not have a close relationship with her strict father. He would rather spend time with his girlfriend then his daughter. She begins to show interest in one of the boys at school who is interested in her. He wants to engage in sexual activity with her but does not try anything without her consent. The two eventually end up having sex. Her neighbor Mr. Vuoso tell her that he has to leave to go to Iraq and asks her to have sex with him. She accepts. All is not going well at her father’ house and his strict ways and neglect and bring her down. A female neighbor notices that something is not right. After finding the adult magazine she is beaten by her father and goes to the female neighbor’s house as a safe place. Even though she is not proud of her actions eventually she tell her father and the female neighbor about having sex with Mr. Vuoso. Mr. Vuoso is then arrested and charged with rape of an minor. This is a story about a young girl discovering sex, relationships with her family , and the different cultural expectations in the United States. The movie also investigates the different kinds of relations that teens develop with others and which ones are appropriate and what relationships can be harmful.

Towelhead
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The movie Towelhead is a comedy and drama based on a book with the same name. The movie deals with sexual realizations as well as privacy and race issues that many people struggle with from time to time. The movie is also set during the first Gulf War. Jasira is a Lebanese-American girls who is living in upstate New York. She is thirteen years old and resides with her mother and her mother’s boyfriend. When her mother finds out that the boyfriend helps her daughter shave the hair in her pubic area Jasira is sent to live with her father in Texas. Her father is a traditional man who follows old Lebanese customs. While living with her father Jasira develops an interest in sex after discovering an adult oriented magazine while she is babysitting for one of her neighbors.

Jasria does not have a close relationship with her strict father. He would rather spend time with his girlfriend then his daughter. She begins to show interest in one of the boys at school who is interested in her. He wants to engage in sexual activity with her but does not try anything without her consent. The two eventually end up having sex. Her neighbor Mr. Vuoso tell her that he has to leave to go to Iraq and asks her to have sex with him. She accepts.

All is not going well at her father’ house and his strict ways and neglect and bring her down. A female neighbor notices that something is not right. After finding the adult magazine she is beaten by her father and goes to the female neighbor’s house as a safe place. Even though she is not proud of her actions eventually she tell her father and the female neighbor about having sex with Mr. Vuoso. Mr. Vuoso is then arrested and charged with rape of an minor. This is a story about a young girl discovering sex, relationships with her family , and the different cultural expectations in the United States. The movie also investigates the different kinds of relations that teens develop with others and which ones are appropriate and what relationships can be harmful.

Towelhead is a 2008 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 4 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.9 and a MetaScore of 57.

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  • Release Date
    2008
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    2 hr 4 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (11,678)
  • Metascore
    57