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Gypsy 83 (2001)

R | | Drama, Romance | 6 June 2001 (USA)
Two young misfits head for New York City to celebrate their idol and muse, Stevie Nicks, at The Night of 1,000 Stevies. Along the road, in order for them to escape their painful pasts, they... See full summary »

Director:

Todd Stephens

Writers:

Todd Stephens (story by), Tim Kaltenecker (story by) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sara Rue ... Gypsy Vale
Kett Turton ... Clive Webb
Karen Black ... Bambi LeBleau
John Doe ... Ray Vale
Anson Scoville ... Zechariah Peachey
Paulo Costanzo ... Troy
Carolyn Baeumler ... Lois
Stephanie McVay ... Polly Pearl
Amanda Talbot Amanda Talbot ... Connie
Vera Beren ... Empress Chi Chi Valenti
Eileen Letchworth Eileen Letchworth ... Mrs. Larson
Andersen Gabrych Andersen Gabrych ... Banning
Michael Cavadias ... Hazleton
Heather Litteer ... Kitty Boots
Matthew Faust Matthew Faust ... Fraternity Pledge
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Storyline

Two young misfits head for New York City to celebrate their idol and muse, Stevie Nicks, at The Night of 1,000 Stevies. Along the road, in order for them to escape their painful pasts, they must discover their strengths and learn self-acceptance. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Taglines:

Some of us were never meant to fit in.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Velvet Films

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Джипси 83 See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,054, 18 April 2004

Gross USA:

$29,367

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,367
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The original theatrical release had a different song used throughout the opening credits. Cities In Dust by Siouxsie and the Banshees. See more »

Goofs

In her opening invocation, Empress Chi Chi Valenti (Vera Beren) welcomes those assembled for the "fifth annual 'Night of a Thousand Stevies'." However, with the film being set in 2001, it would have actually been the eleventh annual gathering. This is a rather curious error on Valenti's part considering that she serves as the real-life producer and MC of "Night of a Thousand Stevies" and has done so ever since the event was conceived in 1991. See more »

Quotes

Clive: Sex just seems so... messy.
Gypsy: Oh, no, no. Sex can be awesome. Not that I would remember, but...
Clive: Maybe you and I should try.
Gypsy: Yeah, well, I think I'm past my wayward-sex fag-hag test-fuck phase... but thanks for the offer. It's just "been there, done that."
Clive: At least I'd know for sure.
Gypsy: Honey, you're a queer, with a capital "Q."
Clive: Ok, you know what? Some of us don't care to be defined by our sexuality.
Gypsy: Ok, sorry. Can I ask you a question?
Clive: What?
Gypsy: Are you gay?
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in Another Gay Movie (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Too Sexy
Written by Fred Fairbrass, Richard Fairbrass and Rob Manzoli (as Robert Manzoli)
Performed by the Frat Boys
Courtesy of Sound Choice
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Not since Sherwood Anderson made Winesburg, Ohio THE place to be FROM, has Ohio seemed such an exotic backdrop!
2 January 2005 | by poets-1See all my reviews

Who knew that Sandusky was another Oz? Not since Sherwood Anderson made Winesburg, Ohio THE place to be FROM, has Ohio seemed such an exotic backdrop! Todd Stephens once again shows us that being different in Sandusky may be the crucible out of which our most solid character values are forged. Sara Rue and Kett Turton--with a little help from Karen Black, John Doe, and Anson Scoville ( as the sexiest Amish man since Harrison Ford)--make being different ( Goth, fat, gay, whatever)seem like redemption.

A little road picture becomes, with good writing, direction, and superb performances, a modern-day Canterbury Tales, where the "Night of a 1000 Stevies" is as important a destination as St Thomas Becket's grave.

The journey is itself the important part of the story, and each character that Gypsy ( Rue) and Clive (Turton) meet helps to change them as they, in turn, alter the lives of those they meet.

Do not expect true love and happy endings because like all journeys of self discovery, nothing is perfect and believing, opposite from the adage, is finally seeing.

Rent this DVD; see this movie. Todd Stephens gets better and better. EDGE OF SEVENTEEN was far from being just another teen movie, just another GAY teen movie; so GYPSY 83, too, is far from being another coming of age film. I think it says that we are all essential: frat boys, rednecks, broken-down karaoke singers, Stevie Nicks impersonators, fat girls, hunky Amish farmers, Mary Kay sales queens, and Foto Hut booth girls.

Sandusky, Ohio IS Oz. Todd Stephens knows it.

Oh, and don't miss Karen Black's incredible sultry jazz singing. Why the hell isn't she on Broadway?


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