Snow College unveiled their first feature-length school-sponsored film on April 13. The film was embraced by a full auditorium in the Karen Huntsman Library.
“Intercourse: The Musical” may seem like an off-putting title for a film, while it suggests images intended for adult audience, “I.T.M.” is a story about facing real world issues. The film’s director, Adam Keel, admitted the title may be off-putting to some members of the audience. “It was a little bit. But that was the whole point of the film, to get people thinking.” Keel stated shortly before the film’s screening that he understood that some people might be offended by the subject matter, but that wasn’t the point of the film. He went on to say that the sole purpose of the film was, “to entertain.”
Keel also commented on debuting Snow’s first feature-length film saying, “It was a little nerve-wracking. I was nervous because, of course, it’s kind of an interesting subject matter. But, I thought it was a good movie, and it served its purpose.”
The film showcased a subtle sense of humor, while also tackling an admittedly awkward subject, and the importance of being aware of that subject. Despite the prior concerns, the audience took to the film well, laughing throughout, and discussing it on the way out of the auditorium.
Keel also explained where the idea of the story came from, saying, “Dave, our teacher, said that we could do anything we wanted to as long as we all agreed on it. So the next time he walked into the room we were like, ‘Okay, we’re gonna have a full-frontal nudity scene’ and he laughed and was like ‘but if that’s really what you want’, and we kind of joked from there.”
Keel was very happy with the turnout for the premiere, and commented, “I fully believe we did it as tastefully as we could with the subject matter. I think we dealt with it pretty well.”
“Intercourse: The Musical” stars Dallin Featherstone, Amy Heimbigner, and Alaynah Woodhouse. If you’d like to see the film, for the first or second time, contact the director, Adam Keel, about a DVD or Blu-Ray release through his email address, email@example.com, and let him know you’d like to see his film.