BBC Learning Zone Clips

CLIP 12079

Love Hurts - Lily's story

Love Hurts - Lily's story
Key Info
  • Love Hurts - Lily's story
  • Duration: 05:32
  • A drama-documentary based on the personal testimony of Lily. Lily is in a long-term relationship with boyfriend Josh. Lily was only 14 when she started going out with Josh. When she wouldn’t sleep with him, he cheated on her with another girl. Lily became upset and tried to sustain her relationship with Josh but he became emotionally and physically violent towards her. The film explores Josh’s behaviour from Lily’s point of view and reveals the issues that made her upset and confused. Lily was able to get through her difficulties with the help of her mum and ended her relationship with Josh. The film is based on an actual interview but for the safety of the interviewee names have been changed and the words are spoken by actors.
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  • Keywords: PSHE, relationships, abuse, violence, facebook, social networking, virginity, parents, counselling, online safety, peer pressure, internet, SRE, boyfriend, girlfriend, physical abuse, jealousy, friendship, safe sex, LoveHurts
Ideas for use in class
  • This clip could be used as a distancing technique to allow young people to discuss the sensitive issue of an abusive relationship safely, without reference to the students’ own life or family circumstances. The clip could be used as a springboard to discuss: • How do people get involved in violent relationships? • Why do people find it hard to get out of violent relationships? • What makes this relationship unhealthy? • Why do people get jealous? Is jealousy ok? • What could Lily have done differently? What is violence in relationships? • What can young people do if they find themselves in this situation? The clip could also be stopped before the resolution and students asked to identify what Lily could do to end her relationship or to make it healthier.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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