Hilarious and genre-mashing, an imaginative fifteen year-old is stubbornly determined to lose her virginity despite the pathetic pickings in the outskirts of Houston in the early 90’s. This charming, animated, retro-romantic-comedy pulls no punches with its female-forward look at sexual awakening.
My Year of Dicks is a hilarious and provocative work of animation thirty years in the making. Icelandic director Sara Gunnarsdóttir (Diary of a Teenage Girl, “The Case Against Adnan Syed”) is known for her honest, emotional artwork, and creator/writer Pamela Ribon (Moana, Ralph Breaks the Internet, My Boyfriend is a Bear) has been telling unusual stories with unusual heroes for a long time. This is an adaptation of her mortifying memoir NOTES TO BOYS (AND OTHER THINGS I SHOULDN’T SHARE IN PUBLIC), which NPR called “brain-breakingly funny.”
The film was produced by Jeanette Jeanenne, who co-founded GLAS Animation, has directed and produced several projects with FX Networks, and was a recipient of the June Foray Award. Special segments created by Josh Shaffner (Flaws), Grace Nayoon Rhee (Triangle), Amanda Bonaiuto (Bat Soup), and Brian Smee and Isabelle Aspin (Big Surf). With original music by Adam Blau (“You’re The Worst,” “Dead to Me,” “Brockmire,” “Billy on the Street”) and sound design by Trevor Gates (Get Out, Us, Doctor Sleep), this teenage heart-stomp manages to put you right back into some of young love’s most relatable, uncomfortable moments with humanity, humor, and heart.