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My Summer as a Goth (2018)

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My Summer as a Goth is a coming-of-age story about the sometimes painful, often entertaining search for identity and love in adolescence.


Tara Johnson-Medinger, Brandon Lee Roberts (as Brandt Dureau)
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Credited cast:
Sophie Giberson ... Pandora
Rachelle Henry ... Molly
Mike Vaughn ... Additional voices
Natasha Duvall ... Shelley
Tristan Decker ... Aaron
Natalie Shershow ... Joey Javitts
Jonah Kersey ... Additional Voices (voice)
Neil Green ... Additional voices
Connor Muhl ... Iggy (Industrial Goth Guy)
Kyle Stoltz Kyle Stoltz ... Cafe Patron / Club Medusa Dancer / 40th Anniversary Guest
Kristin Taylor ... Additional voices
Lorraine Bahr Lorraine Bahr ... Elaine Ireland
Eduardo Reyes ... Antonio
Jack Levis Jack Levis ... Victor Ireland
Gregory Miller ... Ethan


My Summer as a Goth is a coming-of-age story about the sometimes painful-often entertaining-search for identity and love in adolescence. After the sudden death of her father, 16-year-old, Joey Javitts is sent to stay with her eccentric grandparents while her author mother promotes her latest novel. Joey promptly falls for the beguiling Goth boy next door, Victor, and is transformed by him and his merry band of misfits in black. Set in present-day Portland, My Summer as a Goth navigates Joey's relationships with her new friends, her family and herself, and will resonate with anyone who survived the social alienation of adolescence-and that first summer heartbreak.

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A horrible film and an bad presentation of goth subculture
2 December 2020 | by GelaosSee all my reviews

This is a very pretentious film full of (not only) goth clichés. The characters are poorly written, acting is hillariusly bad most of the time and the plot - despite its pretty standard coming-of-age formula - feels more like a series of events/scenes that together don't form anything coherent or atmospheric. Atmosphere and pacing are also nonexistent.

If you're edgy teenager at the start of "goth/emo phase", you might perhaps enjoy this film. Otherwise, I don't think so...

As for the goth subculture, it's portrayed in the most stereotypical and cheesy way possible (dancing at graveyard, suicidal talks, "Bela Lugosi's Dead", death jokes). I definitely don't recommend this film to anyone who wants to seriously understand goths and their culture.

At least Joey's grandparents were kind of funny and the ending was somewhat sweet (nevertheless, still very cringy).

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