In a suburb of London, young Jamie is escaping sport hours, to avoid being the victim of his comrades. Young Ste, his neighbor, is beaten by his father, and comes to sleep overnight. They discover new feelings, sleeping in the same bed.
A bullied and demoralized gay student at an all-boys school uses a magical flower derived from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream' to turn many in his community gay, including a comely rugby player for himself.
A gay teen finds out who he is and what he wants, who his friends are, and who loves him, in this autobiographical tale set in middle America in the 1980s. Growing up, learning about life, love, sex, friends, and lovers.Written by
Matthew Fillmore <MFillmore@Pensive.Org>
When Eric arrives home from being sat barefoot on the rocks, his Father glances down and says "forget your shoes, did you?", implying he is still barefoot. However as he walks away, the sound of hard shoes can be clearly heard on the wooden floor. See more »
to Jonathan as he runs out of bar looking for Eric: Come in and have a cocktail with me, sweetie.
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Delaria is seen still on stage after the credits briefly telling the audience to "go home." See more »
The version shown on TV has been cut down to 78 minutes. See more »
Written by Steve Bronski (as Steven Bronski), Larry Steinbachek (as Lawrence Cole) and Jimmy Somerville
Performed by Bronski Beat
Published by Bronski Music Ltd./Warner-Chappell Music, Inc./J. Sommerville Publ. Designee/EMI Virgin Music,
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets/London Records 90 Limited
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I've seen just about every gay movie out there, and 'edge of seventeen' is by far one of my favorites. The one word that best describes it is 'honest'....but it's also nostalgic, funny, wonderfully simple, yet beautifully complex. The viewer can start off enjoying how accurately it captures the mid 80's, especially the excitement and uncertainty that Eric, the main character, is experiencing. Then, as the story unfolds, each new development that Eric deals with as he comes to terms with being gay is so well done, so honest and nontheatrical, that it feels almost like a documentary. The movie's got a huge heart. Don't miss it!!!
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