Way back in March of last year I wrote my very first Cinematical Seven piece. It was on a subject I'm very passionate about and it was called Horror Remakes That DON'T Suck! So to tie in with this weekend's arrival of the severely funny and teen-centric Superbad, we thought "teen sex comedies" would make for an amusing topic of time-wastage. So without further blather I give you: Cinematical Seven: Teen Sex Comedies That Don't Suck!

A few ground rules:

1. No John Hughes. Sorry.
2. Must be rated R.
3. Must have at least ONE naked breast. (Preferably two.)
4. Must be funny.
5. Must be about sex as related to teens.

The Girl Next Door (2004, Luke Greenfield) -- One of the most overlooked and unjustly dismissed "low-brow" comedies of the past five years, the flick tells the tender story of a mega-horny nice-guy teenager -- and the young porno queen who moves in next door. Aside from the fine performance from Emile Hirsch, the luminous presence of the stunning Elisha Cuthbert, and a lot of random sexiness, the flick pretty much belongs to supporting players Chris Marquette, Paul Dano and the awesomely oily Timothy Olyphant. (Funny Factor: 4 out of 5 / Sexy Factor: 4.5 out of 5)

Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982, Amy Heckerling) -- Our own Patrick Walsh made this call -- but c'mon, how could it NOT make the list?? Leave it to a woman to deliver something that hundreds of male filmmakers couldn't: a teen sex comedy that's not only-drop dead funny, but also painfully honest and swollen with great performances. As Mr. Walsh puts it: "I just saw it again at the New Beverly and it holds up beautifully." And I don't think he's referring only to Phoebe Cates and her magical ascent from the swimming pool! (Funny Factor: 4.5 out of 5 / Jennifer Jason Leigh Factor 4.5 out of 5)

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