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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.

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Peggy Rajski

Writers:

James Lecesne, Bruce Vilanch (special material written by)
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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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Comedy | Short | Drama

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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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| (Ontario)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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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 »

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References Harold and Maude (1971) See more »

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Fame
Written by Michael Gore and Dean Pitchford
Published by EMI Affiliated Catalog Inc.
Music by Michael Gore
Lyrics by Dean Pitchford
Performed by Erica Gimpel from the television series FAME
Used by permission of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.
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Not the best short-film, but good enough
19 September 2006 | by flyingkandykidSee all my reviews

I disagree with the comment above. The movie treats, indeed, some serious problems. But I don't think that in no sense the movie wanted to make fun of it (I don't understand... Did you though it was a comedy?)The meaning of the movie is to not let the world smash you out, I try to go on with your life (Either your gay or not). If Mr. Y. thinks that something laughable, means he has issues.

By the other way, just see when it was made: 1994, when many of the gay people went out of the closet, and demanded to be treated the same way that a straight guy is, and try to clean the image of "depravation" that some gay icons made in the 80's, and let the people know that they are regular common persons, just like anybody else.

Is not the best short that I've seen of this thematic, but is good enough. For been a short-film, that not always have enough resources,(believe me, is not very easy to find support) must say that the montage works, good acting, and the story has dynamism. I just think that maybe the photography it could be better.


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