elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Edge of Seventeen (1998) directed by David Moreton

A teenager copes with his sexuality on the last day of school in 1984. It shows him coping with being gay and being with friends.

Director: David Moreton

Writer: Todd Stephens

Release Date: 14 June 1998 (New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, USA)

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Storyline: A 17-year-old rediscovers his sexuality in this 1980s story about coming out and its social consequences. Eric (Chris Stafford) takes a job at an amusement park and meets Rod (Andersen Gabrych) -- but finds out too late that his crush just wants sex. He seeks consolation at the local gay bar, only to be used again. As he continues to question his sexual orientation, a female friend (Tina Holmes) volunteers to be his next partner.

Awards: 2000 GLAAD Media Award Nomination as Outstanding Film (Limited Release), GLAAD Media Awards
2000 Independent Spirit Award Nomination as Best Debut Performance to Chris Stafford, Independent Spirit Awards
1998 Audience Award as Outstanding Narrative Feature to David Moreton, L.A. Outfest
1998 Grand Jury Award as Outstanding Actor in a Feature Film to Chris Stafford, as Outstanding American Narrative Feature to David Moreton, as Outstanding Screenwriting to Todd Stephens, L.A. Outfest
1998 Audience Award as Best Feature to David Moreton, San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

@Amazon: Edge of Seventeen (1995)
@Wolfe Video


Cast (in credits order)
Chris Stafford ... Eric
Tina Holmes ... Maggie
Andersen Gabrych ... Rod
Stephanie McVay ... Mom
Lea DeLaria ... Angie
John Eby ... Dad
Antonio Carriero ... Andy
Jason Lockhart ... Steve (as Jason Scheingross)
Tony Maietta ... Gregg
Jeff Fryer ... Jonathan
Kevin Joseph Kelly ... Chuckie (as Kevin J. Kelly)
Mark Gates ... Foodtown
Stevie Reese Desmond ... Ruby Rogers
Barbie Marie ... Frieda
Craig H. Shepherd ... Irate Customer (as Craig Shepherd)
Doug Million ... Security Guard
Clay Van Sickle ... High School Party Friend
Jason Griffith ... High School Party Friend
Jimmy Mack ... Bartender
Justin Leach ... Party Hunk
Jeffrey Abramson ... Dan McAllistair (as Jeff Abramson)
Don Mitri ... Teacher
Mike Roth ... Wrestling Jock
Adam Penton ... Joe Plonsky Jr.
Tal Ben-David ... Waitress
Dina Ansden ... Bitchy Girl
Karen Brooks ... Bitchy Girl
Shannon Constantine ... Bitchy Girl
Edd Martin ... Drag Queen
Gregg Long ... Sugar Daddy
Ryan Florio ... Boy Toy
Twiggy ... Marlene Dichtrich
Frank Klingshin ... Beer Guy (as Frank Klingshirn)
Dominic Carrion ... Miss Anita Mann
Khalid Abdelrasoul ... Grubber
Sally Law ... Grubber
Jarred J. Nichols ... Grubber
Jay Warshak ... Grubber
Diva Delaria-Foley ... Diva
Jesse Thompson-Adams ... Drag Atrocity (voice) (as Jesse Adams)
Carolyn Baeumler ... (voice)
April Foiles ... (voice)
Xan Garcia ... (voice)
Sara Hammerman ... (voice)
Samantha Haspel ... (voice)
Carl Hodson ... (voice)
Michael Medeco ... (voice)
Regan Urbanick ... (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Medico ... (voice)
Joshua Elrod ... Rod's Roommate (uncredited)

Eric & Rod

Tags: gay romance movie
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