form y The Slap : Connie single work   film/TV  
Issue Details: First known date: 2011 2011
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'When Hector broke things off with Connie, her feelings for him didn't change, if anything, they got stronger. So, when Hector drives her home one night after babysitting, she kisses him, and Hector, in a moment of weakness, takes things further. Connie is thrilled by this development until she sees Aisha at the vet clinic, and her excitement turns to guilt. She tries to make contact with Hector but he doesn't respond. Unable to resist seeing him, and knowing Aisha is out, she dresses up and visits him at home, aiming to seduce him. But her plan goes awry when Hector not only rejects her advances, but tells her he regrets their affair and will never love her.

'Devastated and humiliated she takes off to a party, where she finds Richie, and blurts out that Hector raped her. Richie is shocked and insists she tell the police, but she refuses. At the party, Connie quickly forgets about Hector when she comes to the attention of Ali, a handsome, popular boy from school. After walking her home at dawn, and asking for her number, Connie is enthralled by her new love interest. As she slides into bed, still tingling with excitement, the teenage Connie is oblivious to the trouble her lie has created.

Source: ABC website, http://www.abc.net.au/tv/theslap/
Sighted: 18/10/2011

Notes

  • First screened on ABC TV1 on 27 October 2011.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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      Australia,
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      ABC Television ; Matchbox Pictures , 2011 .
      Extent: 55 minsp.
      Series: form y The Slap Tony Ayres , Australia : ABC Television Matchbox Pictures , 2011 Z1699408 2011 series - publisher film/TV 'The series starts at an Australian backyard BBQ. Amongst alcohol, friendship and a children's cricket game a man slaps a child who is not his son. The party comes to a sudden halt. The child's parents are so affronted they vow to take the man to court. As the series unfolds the police become involved and friends and family are forced to take sides. One cousin is forced to testify against another. Couples are caught in the crossfire. Beliefs are tested and relationships strained.

      'The story is told through the points of view of eight characters as the court case proceeds, as affairs begin and end, as a pregnancy is decided and marriages morph and change. Each character's life is profoundly affected by "the slap", and each of the main character is metaphorically slapped as they are forced to face up to fundamental truths about themselves.'

      Source: The Slap website http://www.abc.net.au/tv/theslap/about/ (Sighted 11/10/2011)
      Number in series: 4

Works about this Work

Free to Air David Knox , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 23 October 2011; (p. 28)

— Review of The Slap : Connie Alice Bell 2011 single work film/TV
Free to Air Larissa Dubecki , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 23 October 2011; (p. 19)

— Review of The Slap : Connie Alice Bell 2011 single work film/TV
Free to Air David Knox , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 23 October 2011; (p. 28)

— Review of The Slap : Connie Alice Bell 2011 single work film/TV
Free to Air Larissa Dubecki , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 23 October 2011; (p. 19)

— Review of The Slap : Connie Alice Bell 2011 single work film/TV
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