Life really sucks for a group of gay and lesbian teenagers living in Los Angeles. Their parents kicked them out, they’re broke and bored, their lovers cheat on them, they’re harassed by gay-bashers. If things are going to be this way, maybe suicide isn’t a bad idea; at least not in the mind of Andy, our major protagonist, who gives the film its title by describing himself as “totally fucked up.”
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User Reviews: I saw this film in 1995 at the ICA in London, and it blew me away – and it still does today. Mostly because it treates the characters as genuine real PEOPLE,
and without stereotypes. Even in today’s age of "will and grace" crap, it still holds up as ten times more genuine.
A lot of people complain that nothing much happens – but that’s what these
characters are destined to do- nothing much. They’re problem is that they can’t find a place to hang out, to fit in, to find others like them. They are nihilistic outcasts, and because they’re gay in 1993, they’re even more outcast – but
partially by themselves. This film shows this better than any film I’ve seen since…