Elise Tyson / Australia / 15 Minutes / English Language

Starring: Lara Robinson


Bernie is curious about her developing body, sexuality and romantic interests like any teenager approaching adulthood. Denied any sex education in school or at home by her overprotective and religious mother, Bernie feeds her curiosity in secret. Through cutting out pictures and articles out of magazines and newspapers, she puts them in her scrapbook disguised as a Bible and attempts to learn on her own. When her meticulously compiled sex bible is discovered she must convince her religious mother that she isn’t depraved or sex-obsessed, but just a girl forced to navigate her crucial teenage years alone.

Playing as part of Shorts Session 5 on Tuesday 5th March at 6PM