Shailene Woodley, who stars in White Bird in a Blizzard as a girl who loses her virginity, has said that girls are pressurised to lose their virginity by other girls.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the 22-year-old actor asserted that when girls actually lose their virginity, they did not feel any sort of satisfaction because it wasn’t for themselves.
Woodley, who has lost her virginity four times on-screen, jokingly continued that she was now a pro at losing virginity. “One of the things I have been very keen on in doing those scenes is that they feel real because, I don’t know about you, but I do not personally think losing your virginity is a fun experience. It’s not glamorous — for some people, I think it is, but it wasn’t for a lot of people on this planet — so for me, it was a matter of, if we’re gonna do a scene that deals with that, it’s not gonna be, ‘Her back arches and she gasps in excitement.’ No, no, it’s gonna be messy and it’s gonna be real,” she said in an interview to Hollywood reporter.
Woodley’s new movie is directed by Gregg Araki and revolves around a girl a college-bound teenager who is just discovering and relishing her newfound sexuality when her beautiful and enigmatic mother disappears.