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Totally F***ed Up (1993)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 13 January 1995 (UK)
Gay teen angst...

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Andy
Roko Belic ...
Tommy
Susan Behshid ...
Michele
Jenee Gill ...
Patricia
Gilbert Luna ...
Steven
Lance May ...
Deric
Alan Boyce ...
Ian
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Brendan
Nicole Dillenberg ...
Dominatrix
Johanna Went ...
Excalibur Lady
Robert McHenry ...
Andy's Trick
Brad Minnich ...
'don't touch mine' Guy
Michael Costanza ...
Everett
Babyland ...
Club Band (as Dan and Smith of Babyland)
Joyce Brouwers ...
Deric's Mom
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Storyline

Life really sucks for a group of gay and lesbian teenagers living in Los Angeles. Their parents kicked them out, they're broke and bored, their lovers cheat on them, they're harassed by gay-bashers. If things are going to be this way, maybe suicide isn't a bad idea; at least not in the mind of Andy, our major protagonist, who gives the film its title by describing himself as "totally fucked up." Written by Marty Cassady <martyc@bev.net>

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$98,967 (USA)
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First part of Gregg Araki's Teenage Apocalypse Trilogy. The other two parts are The Doom Generation (1995) and Nowhere (1997). See more »

Quotes

Steven: Shit, it's hot!
Andy: Greenhouse effect. Acid rain, nuclear dumping, no ozone left, the whole planet's a goner. I give it another five years max.
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References My Beautiful Laundrette (1985) See more »

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Vapour Trail
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Published by EMI
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cheezy, but interesting, view of indie queer teen angst
27 April 1999 | by (canberra, australia) – See all my reviews

This film was great...I thought it showed the disenchanted at a level that was easy to identify with, especially for young queers. low budget movies always seem a bit cheezy but it brings them down to a level which is easily understood by the general populace. (sounds patronising I know, but it's a fact). It showed a bit of light in a lost world and is easily my favorite Araki film. The characters were great, the cinematography, while sometimes a bit hard on the eye, was interesting for me as a young film maker...it was also easy for me to identify with, although I'm in a totally different cultural climate and country from where this was filmed, growing attached to these characters was easy for me because I've been there and felt that, no matter how cheezy it is to say. I wonder one day if I can make a film as good as this...I want to give a bit of hope back to my generation and generations to come of young queers and let them know that there are others out there who feel the same way, give them a little hope in this dark.


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