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I found the performances by Kett and Sara to be absolutely spellbinding (these two have real potential in my eyes!). I also thought the guest appearance of Karen Black, who plays a lounge soulstress, rather interesting. I, however, wouldn't go so far as to say this is poetry in motion, but I won't stoop so low as to say this is lame either, as two separate reviewers have claimed. It is simply an average movie, plot wise, yet thoroughly enjoyable--especially for anyone who appreciates the dark, lavish beauty of Gothic culture. The clothes/make-up is fabulous, and the music is killer (get the soundtrack)! Some of my favorite scenes are the ones when Gypsy and Clive are photographing each other in black and white, dancing with their flowy gowns and capes on--or when they're in the cemetery. I particularly loved the shots they did at night with all the candles lit around the tombstones and when Clive was all dressed up like Robert Smith of The Cure, singing and dancing to "Doing The Unstuck".
All in all this is definitely a film at least worth renting. But to me it deems an honerable spot in my DVD collection.
Gay boys, sassy dancing, fabulous faghags, fun costumes and of course the iconographic shadow of Stevie Nicks make this a fun movie. We laughed, we felt tense, we got teary it was grand. Some key elements of loving this film are: A love of Gothy goodness,being able to relate to the sacred bond between a gay boy and his girl and all the trials and tribulations that go with it, having ever been labeled the social deviant in a community and striving onwards despite the diversity and a healthy love of drag, Divas, cabaret or just dressing up to party. Every faghag must make their gay boy watch this film with them. Its Fierce!
Essentially the film is about two teenage misfits in small town USA who run off to New York to the 'Night of a 1000 Stevie's'. Where the girl intends to compete in the soundalike competition. On the way they make contact with a variety of other misfits that add some interesting twists to the overal storyline.
The film explores ideas of individuality very accurately - in my opinion. it seems to ask the questions about how far people conform and more importantly why they choose to do so. Neither does the film shy away from recognising that in some situations being different is a conformity in itself - keenly portrayed towards the end of the film during an exchange with two other young men attending the 'Night of 1000 Stevie's'. Importantly it looks at how this sort of non-conformity can be as harsh and excluding as general conformity.
I don't see this as a 'gay film', one of the characters happens to be gay and explores this and what it means to him during the film. What is really good is to see a gay young man not conforming to certain 'idealised' types so prevalent in gay cinema. Kett Turton who plays Clive is somewhat geekish and skinny and is much more represenative of young gay men than the toned, tanned, pretty boys we so often see (see my review of 'Like It Is').
My favourite scene of the film is Sara Rue's rendition of the Stevie Nicks' song 'Talk to Me'. This young woman has a fantastic voice and I hope both her and Kett do very well for themselves. A great film! I so wish British 'gay themed' cinema was as good as this.
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Terrific film for those who relate to outsiders. Nice soundtrack too.Published 6 months ago by B. Whitehead
hey look, someone made a documentary about me and my best friendPublished 11 months ago by threshold
Sara Rue is a great actress and she definitely deserves more credit and better projects. Sadly, she is not served well by this movie which is conveyed with all the subtlety of a... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Tim Lieder
I liked this movie because I still have a huge crush on the writing and directing, Todd Stephens! HOTTIE! However, this plot and two Goth characters are unique to watch. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Unique Artist
The only thing good in this movie is a topless scene with Sara Rue!!! She is very beautiful and talented. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Patrick McGurk
My best friend told me to watch this a while back and I found it on Netflix and fell in love instantly. They took it off the very next day! Read morePublished 21 months ago by Kristy
I love this movie! I am a goth. I am a stevie fan. I am a Sara rue fan. I love music. I love to wear black. This beautiful movie relates to all of these things. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Spencer
This movie reminds me of my childhood and my entire past. I dream of a life like Gypsy and Clive's, full of adventure and gothy travels with the cure as my soundtrack. Read morePublished on February 6, 2014 by Sorno Schoen
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