Nothing Is Private
After director Alan Ball read the American writer Alicia Erian's novel Towelhead, he bought the rights, so he could direct the modern Lolita story about the precocious Jasira's sexual awakening in the early '90s. The result is a shaking drama about growing up, about abuse and racism, but also about love and reconciliation. While the country is preparing its first war against Saddam Hussein, the Gulf War, Jasira's mother becomes jealous of the interest that her boyfriend shows the daughter and Jasira is sent to her Lebanese dad in Texas. Jasira doesn’t like the strict and contradictory rules that her father has. She is also unable to deal with her loneliness and her body, therefore she seeks attention in every place she can, something the middle-aged neighbor Mr. Vuoso uses.