Before “Hope” and “Change” was everywhere in 2008, there was the tumult of George W. Bush’s re-election campaign in 2004, which sets the backdrop for the political sex comedy Farah Goes Bang.
Hoping for a change of her own is Farah Mahtab, a woman in her twenties who keeps fumbling her attempts to lose her virginity. Determined to help, Farah’s friends K.J. and Roopa decide that a multi-state road trip stumping for John Kerry would do her country AND her crotch some good—though not necessarily in that order.
Writer-director Meera Menon and writer-producer Laura Goode have made a sex-driven comedy film that also speaks to a generation that has experienced a roller coaster of high hopes and disappoint- ments. But like generations before and those to follow, our friends and loved ones will always help us get through—or at least get laid. Winner of the inaugural Nora Ephron prize for best female film at the Tribeca Film Festival.