Saturday, December 31, 2022

SLALOM (2020): "Hot [French] Adolescent Hormones" | Hormones Chaud [Français] Adolescent

Here’s part of the, somewhat misleading, Movie Info for Slalom (2022) from Rotten Tomatoes:

This riveting, Cannes-selected #MeToo drama from debut filmmaker Charlène Favier follows the relationship between a teenage ski prodigy and her predatory instructor [...] In a breakthrough role, Noée Abita plays 15-year-old Lyz, a high school student in the French Alps who has been accepted to an elite ski club known for producing some of the country's top professional athletes. Taking a chance on his new recruit, ex-champion turned coach Fred decides to mold Lyz into his shining star despite her lack of experience. Under his influence, she will have to endure more than the physical and emotional pressure of the training. Will Lyz's determination help her escape Fred's exploitative grip?

The last sentence is misleading, because, on the contrary, Lyz wanted to be even further in her coach’s grip. 

In the French film, shortly after we’re shown the first of five scenes with Lyz in her (sports) bra and panties (#theallureofnymphets), Lyz happened upon Fred, her ski coach, showering. Lyz stared at her nude coach for ≈ ten (10) seconds before she walked in the other direction. Consequently, Lyz asked Justine, another teen ski club member, “Ever slept with a guy?” Justine replied, “Yeah. Well, No. I blew Max in the restroom. I hated it.”

After Lyz won her first ski tournament, coach Fred took her on a joy ride before he kissed her, informed her, “Look what you do to me,” placed Lyz’s hand on his penis, put his hand on Lyz’s hand, and masturbated until orgasm. Lyz toyed with her coach’s semen until he gave her a rag from the van. 

Subsequently, at Lyz’s victory dinner, Lyz placed her hand on her coaches hand and asked, “You won’t let me down?”

Due to declining grades and Lyz’s mother having to work far away in Marseille, Lyz moved in with coach Fred and his wife -  Lilou.  Shortly thereafter, Lyz asked Lilou, “How long have you been with Fred?”

It’s common for age-gap content to be coupled with (mainstream) teen lipstick lesbian content; thus, it’s no surprise that a topless Justine attempted to kiss Lyz in the locker room.

Lyz, “What are you doing?”
Justine, “What would you say if it were [coach] Fred?”
Lyz, “Maybe you’re right. Maybe I interest Fred just because I win races. But it’s a first for me. It means he believes in me. I like that. To hell with the rest."

As we see, Lyz feared that coach Fred's “interest” was only due to her superior skiing skills. In other words, she feared that he was only attracted to her sexually due to her skills on the slopes. Nonetheless, she liked the individual attention and was like, “To hell with the rest.” Consequently, coach Fred took Lyz’s virginity in the ski resort’s weight room. 

Referring to a box of Plan-B, Lyz asked the pharmacist, “How much is it? Intriguingly, he replied, “It’s free for minors.” (#really)

Unsurprisingly, Lilou suspected that her husband and Lyz were having an age-gap affair. 

Coach Fred, “What’s your problem?”
Lilou, “She’s 15. You’re with her every day. On weekends, too.”
Coach Fred, “[…] Are you jealous?”

Later, with tears in her eyes, Lilou confronted Lyz about the potential skier-ski coach affair. Unconvincingly, Lyz replied, “We’ve done nothing.“

Later, to Lyz’s dismay, coach Fred informed her, “I’m not your boyfriend. I’m your trainer. OK?” Lyz replied, “I want to stay with you forever. You said you wouldn’t let me down.” 

Consequently, to entice her coach to be more like her boyfriend, Lyz displayed her jeunes fountains. And following her coach's example, she took her coach's hand and attempted to place it on her spandex covered vagina. 

Unfortunately, for Lyz it didn’t work. She came to the realization that coach Fred was more concerned about her winning championships than their age-gap relationship. Consequently, after she won the skiing championship, Lyz left her coach, her age-gap affair and skiing career behind - presumably for good. 

Lastly, Slalom reminded me of You All Grow Up and Leave Me: A Memoir of Teenage Obsession, which is about a tennis player-tennis coach relationship, Slalom was shown at the Festival de Cannes, and the film received a 100% Tomatometer score from 62 film credits. For example, Harvey S. Karten of Big Apple Reviews opined of Lyz: "Hot adolescent hormones against the cold and beautiful French Alps."

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