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Edge of Seventeen (1998)

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  20 April 2000 (Australia)
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A teenager copes with his sexuality on the last day of school in 1984. It shows him coping with being gay and being with friends.

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Chris Stafford ...
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Andersen Gabrych ...
Rod
Stephanie McVay ...
Mom
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John Eby ...
Dad
Antonio Carriero ...
Andy
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Steve (as Jason Scheingross)
Tony Maietta ...
Gregg
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Jonathan
Kevin Joseph Kelly ...
Chuckie (as Kevin J. Kelly)
Mark Gates ...
Foodtown
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Ruby Rogers
Barbie Marie ...
Frieda
Craig H. Shepherd ...
Irate Customer (as Craig Shepherd)
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A gay teen finds out who he is and what he wants, who his friends are, and who loves him, in this autobiographical tale set in middle America in the 1980s. Growing up, learning about life, love, sex, friends, and lovers. Written by Matthew Fillmore <MFillmore@Pensive.Org>

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friend | teenager | sex | 1980s | gay man | See All (135) »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Aos 17 Anos  »

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Budget:

$700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,302 (USA) (30 April 1999)

Gross:

$870,751 (USA) (28 January 2000)
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Trivia

Film debut of Tina Holmes. See more »

Goofs

Although the movie is set in 1984, the shots of Cedar Point Amusement Park clearly show "The Raptor", which was not built until 1994, a decade later. See more »

Quotes

drag queen: to Jonathan as he runs out of bar looking for Eric: Come in and have a cocktail with me, sweetie.
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Holland
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Performed by The Curtain Society
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HONEST, SMART & SEXY
21 April 2003 | by (Burbank, CA) – See all my reviews

Anyone who grew up gay in the 70s and came out in the 80s can relate to some aspect of this wonderful film. The music, the clothes, and the look are perfectly recreated. The performances are honest, tender and intimate. The awkward conversations and situations only add to the realism. The complexity of Eric and Maggie's relationship is truthful and very emotional. Eric's internalized homophobia is something most of us go through...especially when we are not ready to "come out" to our parents and ourselves. I can recall dressing outrageously and experimenting with my hair to make a statement just as Eric does and then denying that I was gay.

Yes, some men are portrayed as "queenish" and "promiscuous", but that's because some real men are. QUEER AS FOLK should be this good.

Chris Stafford shines, Tina Holmes is incredible, Andersen Gabrych is seductive and Stephanie McVay is the mom we all wish we had. The fabulous Lea Delaria belting out "Blue Skies" is an added bonus. Looking forward to more greatness from the talents involved here.

A great gay companion piece to THE LAST AMERICAN VIRGIN.


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