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Dennis Cooper (novel)
Dan Faltz (adaptation)
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  (in credits order)

Erik Smith ... George

Brendan Bradley ... Steve

James Eckhouse ... George's Dad

Lyn Alicia Henderson ... Counselor (as Lynn A. Henderson)

Hugo Armstrong ... Tom

Reed Windle ... Cliff

Paul Tigue ... Phillip
Michael Shepperd ... Chuck (as Michael A. Shepperd)

Joseph Gilbert ... Mr. McGough
Zane Helberg ... Jock 1

Leonard Wu ... Jock 2

Freddie Smith ... Jock 3

Michael 'Mick' Harrity ... Coach
Nikko Ruvolo ... Theatre Boy

Justin Vasquez ... Asian Boy
Vito Trabucco ... Cruiser
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Katie Brady ... Classmate
Marjory Collado ... Classmate
Brock DeShane ... Teacher

Quincy Gray ... Athlete

Marissa Hall ... Steve's Mom (voice)
Sherry Handa ... George's Mom (as Sherry Lynn Handa)
Erinn Hermsen ... Cliff's girlfriend

Ingrid Palomo ... Teacher
Raquel Rebbe ... Classmate
Brian Ruppenkamp ... Punk Kid

Lyle Skosey ... Steve's Dad (voice)

Directed by
Dan Faltz 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dennis Cooper  novel
Dan Faltz  adaptation

Produced by
Lotti Pharriss Knowles .... producer
Barb Steelman .... assistant producer
Vito Trabucco .... producer
Original Music by
Cinematography by
Jeremy Guy (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Michael Frost 
Casting by
Allen Hooper 
Jason Kennedy 
Production Design by
Mercedes Blackehart 
Makeup Department
Carly Mohr .... special makeup effects artist
Robyn Rebbe .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Lotti Pharriss Knowles .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dana Rummerfield .... first assistant director
Art Department
Marissa Rivera .... art department assistant
Sound Department
Paul André Fonarev .... boom operator
Paul André Fonarev .... supervising sound editor
Landon Johnson .... boom operator
David Lankton .... sound mixer
David Lankton .... supervising sound editor
John E. Walker .... boom operator
Bill Leaman .... stunt coordinator
Brady Romberg .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Phillip 'Felix' Arceneaux .... steadicam operator (as Phillip Arceneaux)
Eunsoo Cho .... gaffer
Roy Chung .... grip
Gabriel Diniz .... digital imaging technician
W. Adam Habib .... assistant camera
Chris Hall .... digital imaging technician (as Christopher Hall)
BT Jackson .... best boy grip
Nick Kane .... dolly grip
Dan Kavanaugh .... first assistant camera
Will Lamborn .... best boy electric
Fernando Montes .... gaffer
Mark A. Nash .... grip (as Mark Nash)
Daniel Shepard .... chief dolly grip
John Takenaka .... second assistant camera
David Tarango .... gaffer
Phan Tran .... digital imaging technician
Brian Udoff .... first assistant camera
Editorial Department
Brodie Alexander .... colorist
Charles Wright .... assistant editor
Music Department
Jonathan Jiskra .... music editor
Other crew
Lisa Curry .... script development
Eric Marks .... script development
Crystal Page .... script development
Steven Richards .... production assistant
Adam Rickabus .... production assistant
Hank Splann .... production assistant
Michael Toshiyuki Uno .... faculty mentor
James Wagner .... production assistant
Tracy Wren .... script development
Jeffrey Schwarz .... special thanks
Matt Severson .... special thanks

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Additional Details

34 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Awarded an Honorable Mention from the Long Island Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.See more »
Steve:[to classmates] Well, my work is my mirror, really.
[then to George]
Steve:Aren't you going to comment on my work?
George:I don't really care about your art. I'm on acid.
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3 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
This movie was so gruesome several people actually fainted at the screening, 17 July 2009
Author: jaayro from United States

I just "witnessed" this atrocity at the Los Angeles Outfest film festival. This movie was so gruesome several people actually fainted at the screening. Literally the worst movie I have ever seen. I left the theater when I realized what direction the story was heading. It was violent and degrading but nothing (literally no warning) prepared me for the horror that was depicted in this movie. When I returned to see if the movie was over, two people had fainted and were lying on the floor by the entrance to the theater. Paramedics were called. This is no joke– absolutely not an exaggeration. I have no idea why anyone would make such a movie and I cannot begin to communicate how horrific it was to watch. To call it disturbing is an incredible understatement. People were walking out left and right. Many audience members were irate and complained to the Outfest staff that this movie should have had an explicit warning regarding the violent sex it contains. In fairness to the volunteer staff of Outfest they were all very apologetic and extremely helpful to the people that had fainted. But I can't imagine who at Outfest screened this and decided to include this in the program. They obviously have questionable judgement and will be hearing from me directly.

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