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Totally F***ed Up (1993)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 13 January 1995 (UK)
Six queer teenagers struggle to get along with each other and with life in the face of varying obstacles.

Director:

Gregg Araki

Writer:

Gregg Araki

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Duval ... Andy
Roko Belic Roko Belic ... Tommy
Susan Behshid Susan Behshid ... Michele
Jenee Gill Jenee Gill ... Patricia
Gilbert Luna Gilbert Luna ... Steven
Lance May Lance May ... Deric
Alan Boyce ... Ian
Craig Gilmore ... Brendan
Nicole Dillenberg Nicole Dillenberg ... Dominatrix
Johanna Went Johanna Went ... Excalibur Lady
Robert McHenry Robert McHenry ... Andy's Trick
Brad Minnich Brad Minnich ... 'don't touch mine' Guy
Michael Costanza Michael Costanza ... Everett
Babyland Babyland ... Club Band (as Dan and Smith of Babyland)
Joyce Brouwers 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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1995 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Totally Fucked Up See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$101,071

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$101,071
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Quotes

Andy: [after a kiss] Don't touch me unless you mean it.
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Connections

References Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Exploding Frogs
Written & Performed by Coil
Published by Threshold House
Courtesy of Peter C and Geff
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cheezy, but interesting, view of indie queer teen angst
27 April 1999 | by zyllahSee 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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