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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

One of Gregg Araki's chief influences on the film was Jean-Luc Godard's Masculin Féminin (1966). See more »

Quotes

Michele: I believe in love! I mean there's gotta be something for people to cling to besides TV right?
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Connections

Features V Is for Violet (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Motorskill
Written & Performed by 16 Volt
Published by Ink Head
Courtesy of Eric Powell & Reconstriction
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I thought "Totally F***ed Up" was a good movie. I enjoyed it!
21 August 2005 | by zepherdogSee all my reviews

I thought the movie, "Totally F***ed UP," was a rather good movie. The movie attempts to look at the lives of some troubled gay teens and how they attempt to deal with the complexity and pressures of homosexuality in advent of the approaching new millennium. The interviewing style of the movie was a different approach to viewing a teen movies compared to the main stream movies formulas, but I found the movie entertaining in spite of the narration, and at times, it was very funny. If you ever really been around the teens of today, they do act and talk like these teens. All teens have problems trying to adjust and assimilate into adult life. Having the added pressure of being gay, makes their lives even more complex. I could identify with some of the characters and some of their actions and reactions and their problems trying to become independent, gay adults. I first saw this movie on the Independent Film Channel of cable and eventually I bought my own DVD copy, but I'd like to see more movies like this and more from the writer and director, Gregg Araki. Who knows, eventually these movies will be in main stream too and not just presented only on the Independent Film Network.


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