To celebrate the release of How To Have Sex, which opens in UK cinemas next month, we had the pleasure of chatting with the cast and writer/director to find out more.

Three British teenage girls go on a rites-of-passage holiday, drinking, clubbing, and hooking up in what should be the best summer of their lives. As they dance their way across the sun-drenched streets of Malia, they find themselves navigating the complexities of sex, consent, and self-discovery. Captured with luminous visuals and a pitch-perfect soundtrack, Manning Walker’s directorial debut paints a painfully familiar portrait of young adulthood, and how first sexual experiences should – or shouldn’t – play out. How To Have Sex stars Screen Stars of Tomorrow 2023 Mia McKenna-Bruce (Persuasion, Kindling) and BAFTA-nominated Samuel Bottomley (Somewhere Boy, Ladhood), alongside Lara Peake (Mood, Brave New World), Shaun Thomas (Ali & Ava, The Long Shadow), and newcomers Enva Lewis and Laura Ambler.

Chatting with writer/director Walker and her stars, we chat about the success of the film at Cannes earlier in the year and their first experiences of film festivals, the lure of the script and why they thought it was an important one for 2023, the pressures and anxieties of teenagers in the 21st century and how the film depicts them, why the film speaks to all audiences from 18-80 and its success in raising subjects of consent and much more in between.

You can watch the full interviews below:

How To Have Sex opens in UK cinemas on November 3rd