The foolhardy quest to lose one’s virginity as something of a display of masculine duty and a show of one’s manhood has been a common strand of “lad” culture since we, as a species, lived in caves – and, I should mention, is painfully prevalent to this day in modern society. This becomes the crux of British Indie film, Double Date – a film spoofy horror-comedy which feels striking similar to 2009’s “Lesbian Vampire Killers” if the latter had been executed well. The film stars Danny Morgan as the likable Jim while Michael Socha, Georgia Groome and Kelly Wenham also feature in major roles.
Two best friends, Jim (Morgan) and Alex (Socha), think they’ve landed the opportunity of a lifetime after meeting two gorgeous sisters (Groome and Wenham) who seem up for anything on a wild party-fuelled night – as per Jim’s plans to lose his virginity before his 30th birthday. As they descend into a night of dimly-lit, alcohol-fuelled debauchery, the two wannabe “lads” believe they’re making progress, oblivious that the fact that the femmes fatales want to make Jim lose much more than just his virginity. Forced into an “us vs. them” mentality and into a world of bizarre ritualistic killings, the two friends’ sexual desperation may have landed deeper in than either of them could have imagined at the start of the night.
Double Date – Thursday 10:20pm on Sky Premiere.