7 Movies Like Sex Appeal You Must See (2022)

7 Movies Like Sex Appeal You Must See (2022) – Talia Osteen’s ‘Sex Appeal’ is a sex comedy film about Avery Hansen-sexual White’s mishaps (Mika Abdalla). Avery, who is academically smart and immensely confident, tries to overcome her sexual ignorance by developing a scientific sex aid app and practicing foreplay with her closest friend, Larson (Jake Short), in preparation for her first date with her boyfriend, Casper (Mason Versaw).

The teen film tries to de-stigmatize the subject of sex and encourages thoughtful discussion about sexual pleasure and health among parents, teenagers, and teachers. Furthermore, it tackles long-established stereotypes in order to give a unique yet accurate depiction of high school. The film is a pleasant and entertaining watch that is raunchy, instructive, and exaggeratedly humorous. If you enjoyed ‘Sex Appeal’s’ funny plot, wholesome characters, and cheeky dialogues,’ we have some excellent choices for you. The majority of these movies comparable to ‘Sex Appeal’ are available on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.

 Booksmart (2019)

‘Booksmart,’ directed by Olivia Wilde, is about two best friends, Amy and Molly. Amy and Molly go out to mingle with their peers and have a good time after realizing they should have had more fun in high school. Drugs, flirting, puking, lesbian romances, and serial killers abound in this hilarious buddy comedy starring Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever.

Amy and Molly, like Avery in ‘Sex Appeal,’ are academically bright and intellectual students who believe they are better than their peers. On their final day of high school, however, they immediately recognize the mistake of their ways and make an attempt to form new ties while cherishing old ones. Both Osteen and Wilde’s films also emphasize the dangers of adhering too closely to stereotypes.

 Blockers (2018)

‘Blockers,’ directed by Kay Cannon, stars Kathryn Newton, Gideon Adlon, Geraldine Viswanathan, and John Cena in a sex comedy about the amusing relationship between parents and teenagers when it comes to sex. Julie, Kayla, and Sam intend to lose their virginities on prom night, and their horrified parents are prepared to go to any length to prevent it.

In ‘Sex Appeal,’ we witness how Avery feels awkward discussing sex with her folks, despite the fact that they are highly supportive and comically sex-positive. We see in ‘Blockers’ how the girls are unwilling to discuss sex with their loving but overprotective parents. In both films, the youths discover the importance of communicating honestly during sexual activity and remaining true to one’s choices.

 The Breakfast Club (1985)

‘The Breakfast Club,’ a cult favorite by John Hughes, is a coming-of-age film about five teens who are forced to spend detention together. Claire, Andrew, Brian, Allison, and John all come from various high school cliques and struggle to get along at first.

The film, which stars Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy, and Molly Ringwald among others, gradually sees the five teenagers open out to each other. The high students, like Avery in ‘Sex Appeal,’ understand how superficial the stereotypes they believe in are and begin to see each other in a new way. The film’s critically acclaimed topics include identity, parental pressure, socioeconomic division, bullying, and mental health.

 The DUFF (2015)

‘The DUFF,’ based on Kody Keplinger’s 2010 novel of the same name, tells the story of Bianca Piper, who discovers that her peers regard her as the “Designated Ugly Fat Friend.” Despite having two wonderful closest friends, Bianca separates herself and attempts to avoid being a DUFF with the assistance of a pleasant jock named Wesley.

The teen comedy set in Atlanta, directed by Ari Sandel and starring Mae Whitman, explores the identity issue encountered by kids in high school. Avery dates Casper in ‘Sex Appeal’ because he shares her intellectual sharpness, while Bianca has a crush on Toby in ‘The DUFF’ because he plays the guitar and is considered cool. Once both youths’ perceptions of themselves and others evolve, they learn that what their hearts truly desire differs from what they believe they should desire.

 Plan B (2021)

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‘Plan B,’ directed by Natalie Morales, is a Hulu road trip film that follows Sunny and Lupe as they try to procure an emergency contraceptive pill for the former. As they make their way to the local Planned Parenthood, the youngsters encounter a sequence of tumultuous incidents including drugs, booze, phony IDs, and high school crushes.

The hilarious ‘Plan B,’ like ‘Sex Appeal,’ addresses how taboo the topic of sex is — instead of approaching her mother for help, Sunny decides to go to another town to acquire the morning-after pill she requires. Both films stress the de-stigmatization of sex and the promotion of healthy sex dialogues between parents and youth. Both films use humor to explore themes of friendship, queerness, identity, and adolescent abandonment.

 Ladybird (2017)

‘Ladybird,’ directed by Greta Gerwig, is a moving coming-of-age story about Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson, a rebellious adolescent who is always at odds with her workaholic mother. The teen film, which stars Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, and Timothée Chalamet, depicts Ladybird’s identity conflict and longing to depart her suffocatingly familiar city.

Ronan’s Ladybird is a high school senior who is keen to get into an East Coast college, whereas Abdalla’s Avery from ‘Sex Appeal’ views her early admittance into MIT to be her greatest triumph. As a result, we can see how academic aspirations influence teenagers’ choices and personalities. Avery seeks academia because it is what she is good at, whereas Ladybird sees college as an escape. Furthermore, both Ladybird and Avery have sexual interactions because they believe they are a vital part of adolescence.

 Easy A (2010)

‘Easy A’ delves deeply into Olive Penderghast’s follies. The classic comedy-drama, directed by Will Gluck and starring Emma Stone, depicts how Olive lies about having sex with her gay best friend for his sake and ends up getting the reputation of being a “easy” high schooler. Olive, on the other hand, takes advantage of her incorrectly sexualized image.

Both ‘Sex Appeal’ and ‘Easy A’ address the harmful perception of sex held by high school students. Furthermore, the protagonists in both films employ technology in very different ways – Avery creates a sex app, whereas Olive uses her webcam to capture her experience (or lack thereof) with the concept of sex and her interactions with her peers. Both films acknowledge that sex may be pleasurable, but they also underline that it is not a necessary for everyone or a means of judging people’s personalities.