“How to Plan An Orgy In A Small Town,” you ask? It starts with a dare -- a dare fueled by a long-standing high school rivalry. After a particularly humiliating teenage sexual experience, and subsequent slut-shaming, Cassie Cranston (Jewel Staite) left home in a huff, streaking topless down Main Street and penning a fiery column about the closed-minded views of her small hometown, Beaver’s Ridge.
When her mother dies, Cassie returns home as a big-city sex columnist and winds up in a sexual throwdown with rival Heather (Lauren Lee Smith) — who happens to be married to Cassie’s high school boyfriend — daring her to prove the locals are not a bunch of prudes and have an orgy.
The film ends up as a heartwarmingly raunchy celebration of unabashed and diverse sexuality without shame or hang ups. And somewhere along the way, writer-director Jeremy LaLonde manages to squeeze in some romance too, turning this sex comedy into a rom-com.
‘How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town’
Running time: 1 hour, 41 minutes
Playing: Laemmle Music Hall, Beverly Hills