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Trevor (1994)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Short, Drama | January 1994 (USA)
Upon hitting puberty, a high-school boy realizes he is homosexual and faces prejudice from his parents and friends.

Director:

Peggy Rajski

Writers:

James Lecesne, Bruce Vilanch (special material written by)
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brett Barsky Brett Barsky ... Trevor
Judy Kain ... Trevor's Mom
John Lizzi John Lizzi ... Trevor's Dad
Jonah Rooney Jonah Rooney ... Pinky Farraday
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Father Jon
Cory M. Miller Cory M. Miller ... Jack (as Corey Miller)
Allen Dorane Allen Dorane ... Walter Stiltman
Lindsay Pomerantz Lindsay Pomerantz ... Cathy Quinn
Alicia Anderson Alicia Anderson ... Mary Zapatelli
Courtney Dornstein Courtney Dornstein ... Francine Antoniello
Ken Sale Ken Sale ... Bus Driver
Lucas Jansen Lucas Jansen ... Pinky's Gang Member
Shannon L.A. Beach Shannon L.A. Beach ... Pinky's Gang Member
John Akpyas John Akpyas ... Pinky's Gang Member
Frank Montes Frank Montes ... Pinky's Gang Member
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Storyline

Trevor is your average 70's high schooler in Bible Belt, USA: He listens to records, hangs out with his friends, and goes to the movies. But one day things change: He hits puberty, and everything seems different. He doesn't want to make out with the girls at a party. He starts to pay more attention to the other boys in his class. He starts to realize that people make fun of him for his love of ballet and theatre and Diana Ross. Eventually, Trevor comes to the realization that he's gay. Now, his friends don't want to be seen anywhere around him, his parents ignore him, his priest accuses him of being a pervert, and his best friend Pinky tells him that he's a weak person. With no one offering any support, Trevor decides to kill himself. But help comes in an unexpected form. Written by JoJo

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Genres:

Comedy | Short | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The Trevor Project, a national crisis and suicide prevention organization helping lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people, was started by the creators of this movie in response to the real-life issues faced by the main character. Before the film's first airing on HBO (in 1998), James Lecesne, Peggy Rajski, and Randy Stone looked for a preexisting organization that they could cite in the credits as a go-to resource for viewers, but found that there was no such crisis line, so they founded the Trevor Hotline, which still (as of August 2009) operates as an around-the-clock call-in and website helpline for LGBTQ youth who are in crisis, facing familial rejection, or considering suicide. See more »

Connections

References Endless Love (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Anything Goes
Written by Cole Porter
Published by Warner Bros, Inc.
Performed by Emily Bindiger
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Very funny and touching
19 September 2000 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

A superb little movie about a young boy who realizes he's gay and how it affects his life. He tries to go str8 and fails...but it has a very happy ending. It's hard to believe that a film with a young boy contemplating suicide can be funny...but it was! I originally saw this in a compilation of gay shorts--every guy in that audience identified with Trevor and what he went through. It was great hearing the cheering at the end. Good acting all around, well-directed and the subject is handled extremely well. Also has a great Diana Ross soundtrack :) This deservadly won a 1994 Academy Award as Best Live Action Film.

The DVD version begins and ends with Ellen DeGeneres introducing the film. Her material is funny and (as always) well-delivered. Try seeing that version. This is a film everyone should see--gay or straight. An excellent little film.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ellen DeGeneres Presents 'Trevor' See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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