IT'S not the culture and ancient history that drives teens in droves to Greece each Summer. The pull is not post-examination season rest and relaxation. No. You can keep your sun lounger and e-reader, these Gen Z-ers are ripe for the fun times.

Unto this melee, British director Molly Manning Walker enters with her debut feature, the gleefully titled: How to Have Sex. Take care when Googling it.

The film is smart, dark and provocative, a sobering counterbalance to the gross out antics on display in the likes of 2011’s Inbetweeners Movie. There is some of that, of course. No adolescent’s Greek island blowout is complete without a splurge of regrettable fun. The next day’s headache is part of the package.

And yet, consent was not such a hot topic 12 years ago. The “Me too” movement would not rise for another six. How to Have Sex offers rite of passage riotousness with a side helping of trauma and unsentimental realism.

Mia McKenna-Bruce leads with a star-making turn as the deeply sympathetic Tara, a shy young women with her virginity in tact. Unlike friends Skye (Lara Peake) and Em (Enva Lewis).

Tara yearns to join her friends in their post-coital maturity but finds this complicated by a want to do so only with the right man and in the right circumstances. It’s not too much to ask but perhaps optimistic in the party town of Malia.

The candidates are limited. There’s Shaun Thomas’ awkward Badger, a perpetual resident of the ‘friend zone’ or his sexier but less sensitive mate Paddy, who is played by Samuel Bottomley.

In a film where cliches are as rare as adult choices, it would be wrong to expect sun kissed romance and Hollywood duvet dancing.

Having cut her teeth in cinematography - most recently with the delightful Scrapper - Walker comes to directing well versed in the handling of an intimate lens. How to Have Sex is as impressively mounted as it is delicately conceived.

Where the film really sings is in the weight of lives experience. There’s no unrelenting trauma here but neither is there a sense of glossed over darkness or endings tied up in a bow. It’s a jungle out there.

In a quiet week for new releases, How to Have Sex is well worth seeking out - a promising launchpad for budding talents.