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Potentially the most controversial movie of 1995 and arguably a masterpiece, this edgy, downbeat film falls somewhere between social document and peep-show. Photographer Larry Clark's feature debut follows a crowd of bored, unblushingly aimless New York teenagers through a day of hanging out and having sex; both activities are depicted in sometimes excruciating...read more

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Potentially the most controversial movie of 1995 and arguably a masterpiece, this edgy, downbeat film falls somewhere between social document and peep-show. Photographer Larry Clark's feature debut follows a crowd of bored, unblushingly aimless New York teenagers through a day of hanging

out and having sex; both activities are depicted in sometimes excruciating verite detail. The narrative center and moral focus of the piece is Telly (Leo Fitzpatrick), a nascent scumbag with a taste for deflowering and abandoning girls. There's no overt moralizing here: when we learn that Telly's

HIV-positive, we're expected but not compelled to contemplate the obscure causes and horrifying consequences of his behavior. This unrated Miramax release is ostensibly being distributed by something called Excalibur Films -- presumably as a way of shielding Disney (which owns Miramax) from

criticism.

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  • Released: 1995
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Potentially the most controversial movie of 1995 and arguably a masterpiece, this edgy, downbeat film falls somewhere between social document and peep-show. Photographer Larry Clark's feature debut follows a crowd of bored, unblushingly aimless New York te… (more)

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