Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Edge of Seventeen

1998 American Feature

Cast: Chris Stafford, Tina Holmes, Andersen Gabrych, Stephanie McVay and Lea DeLaria
Director: David Moreton
Writers: David Moreton and Todd Stephens

It's 1984, and high school senior Eric Hunter learns about love, sex and friendship as he struggles to comes to terms with his emerging sexuality.


  • Internet Movie Database: 6.3 /10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 73% / Audience: 70%
  • OMG rating: 7 /10

  • DVD: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available


  • GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Film - Limited Release.
  • Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Debut Performance (Stafford).
  • L.A. Outfest Grand Jury Awards for Outstanding American Narrative Feature, Actor (Stafford) and Screenwriting; Audience Award for Outstanding Narrative Feature.
  • San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Audience Award for Best Feature.

  • The film's title comes from the 1982 Stevie Nicks song "Edge of Seventeen", a.k.a. "Just Like the White Winged Dove".
  • Co-writer Todd Stephens based the story on his own youth and coming out. In fact, the amusement park scenes were filmed at Cedar Point, where he had worked when he was in high school. .
  • Film debuts of both Tina Holmes and Andersen Gabrych.
  • The second and last film to date of Chris Stafford, who is now a lawyer.
  • Andersen Gabrych appeared as a drugged-out version of his Edge of Seventeen character Rod in Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild!, which was written and directed by Todd Stephens.

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