Warning: This cheeky film contains some steamy moments that might not be safe for work — enjoy!
Unless you've been living under a rock, you'll probably have noticed that artist and filmmaker Sam Taylor-Johnson is currently whipping Valentine's Day audiences into a frenzy with her movie adaptation of E. L. James's novel Fifty Shades Of Grey. Well, just for you, we've dipped into the archives and found the celebrated short film Taylor-Johnson made in 2007 that went on to win a stack of prizes.
It's a sexy, romantic story set in London in the summer of 1978 about two teenagers drawn together by the Buzzcock's single Love You More. It was shot in East London — the locations including Nudge Records in Shoreditch and Jack Beard's Public House in Clerkenwell. There's smoking, shagging and swigging beer — and also a nice gag about one shade of pink.
The film stars Andrea Riseborough and Harry Treadaway, was directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, written by Patrick Marber and produced by the late great Anthony Minghella along with Katherine Butler, Caroline Harvey, Adrian Sturges, Patrick Marber and Sam Taylor-Johnson.
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