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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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Trivia

Gregg Araki describes the film as a cross between avant-garde experimental cinema and a queer John Hughes flick. See more »

Quotes

[recounting his favorite slang term for masturbation]
Andy: Shooting tadpoles at the moon.
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Connections

Followed by The Doom Generation (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Wisdom
Written & Performed by 16 Volt
Published by Ink Head
Courtesy of Eric Powell & Reconstriction
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Totally Not That Fouled Up
14 February 2006 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

This is the first film from Gregg Araki, the man who made "Doom Generation" and "Nowhere". Like those films, the theme is the end of the world and features a backdrop of industrial music (Ministry, My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, 16 Volt, etc.). The only difference is the lack of budget and big name actors (no Rose McGowan or John Ritter). We follow the lives of a group of gay and lesbian teenagers over the course of roughly two weeks. We see their struggles against oppression, their personal lives. An AOL user would summarize this films as "Buttsecks? O RLY? Ya RLY." but that's just ignoring the overall themes to focus on the more distasteful aspects of the film. If you're ans Araki fan or want a new experience, check this film out. It's not nearly as weird as his other films (no aliens or talking decapitated heads), but it will warp your perception of the world. And the end, while very abrupt, leaves something of a lasting effect.


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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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