Two 15-year old girls from different sides of the tracks compete to see who will be first to lose their virginity while at camp.
User Reviews: ***A fun romp about girls wanting to lose their virginity… or something deeper?***rnrnAt summer camp in the eastern USA, two girls (Kristy McNichol and Tatum O’Neal) have a contest regarding who will lose their virginity first. Angel (McNichol) sets her eyes on a cool kid (Matt Dillon) at the boys’ camp across the lake while Ferris (O’Neal) pursues an older camp counselor (Armand Assante).rnrnThis is a coming-of-age drama with some amusing touches, similar to “The Summer of ’42” (1971), except that it involves a group of girls during the summer of 1979 (when the film was shot). The first half has the girls meet at the buses, which take them to the camp, and the typical shenanigans thereof: Rivalry, friendship, borrowing a bus, meeting guys, stealing condoms, a food fight, swimming, canoeing and so on. It’s similar to “Meatballs” (1979) and all-around routine, although somewhat entertaining. My attention perked up in the second half where I found I had stumbled upon drama at its finest. rnrnDespite the set-up of the wager to see who can lose their virginity first, “Little Darlings” doesn’t treat sex lightly. The scene where one of the girls says to a boy before (maybe) having sex for the first time: