Towelhead Movie

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2008 | R | Comedy Drama | 1hr, 55m

A 13-year-old Arab-American girl must navigate a sexual obsession with a bigoted Army reservist under the oppressive eye of her Lebanese father during the Gulf War.

U.S. Release Date

Towelhead release date was Friday, September 26, 2008.

On DVD

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

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Directed by

Alan Ball

Screenwriter

Alan Ball
Alicia Erian

Companies

Warner Independent Pictures & 1 more

Rating MPAA

R for strong disturbing sexual content and abuse involving a young teen, and for language

Storyline

Jasira wants something she can't define: attention, love, acceptance or a normal life. Unfortunately, she doesn't know the right way to find it. When Jasira's mother exiles her to Houston to live with her strict, quick-to-anger Lebanese father, she quickly learns what aspects of herself to suppress in front of him. In private, however, she conducts her sexual awakening with all the false confidence that pop culture and her neighbor's magazines have provided. The result is a funny, dark, bold and harrowing look at the confusion and misguided exploration of youth in America's track houses, public schools and suburban wastelands.

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