Dublin Love Story

Created by Aisling Corristine, The Pitch 2024

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In 1980’s Ireland, a pair of young newlyweds battle peer pressure, social anxiety, and emotional failure in their struggle to “consummate their marriage”. In 80s Ireland, sex isn’t exactly something you chat with your mates about and any allusions to it are generally made with crude humour. Sex education in school consists of a VHS tape of a nun talking about God’s love and you can’t even search Google for clues or a YouTube instructional video. Bill and Angie are just going to have to figure things out for themselves during the summer where Barry Barry McGuigan famously won the World Featherweight Boxing Championship. And maybe, if he can pull off, then anything is possible. We follow our couple as they desperately try to make “it” happen amid plenty of blood, sweat and tears. It seems like it's never going to happen. As they watch Barry fighting on the big screen in the pub, a rush of euphoria sweeps over them. And as he's announced the victor, they both feel like it's the right time to give it a go.

Biblical Connection

1 Corinthians 7:1–40 Now concerning the matters about which you wrote: “It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.” But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband. The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband.