Edge of Seventeen
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A Eurythmics-obsessed, small-town Ohio youth comes to terms with his sexual identity and his New Wave fashion sense in this gentle coming-out drama, which is set in 1984. When closeted Sandusky teen Eric (Chris Stafford) and his best friend, Maggie (Tina Holmes), accept summer jobs in food service at the local amusement park, they befriend their lesbian manager, Angie (Lea DeLaria), and a gay college student named Rod (Andersen Gabrych). Sparks fly between the two boys, even as Maggie waits patiently in the wings for Eric's affections. Rod eventually gives Chris the first-time experience… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

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"This film deals honestly with the difficulties of coming out in high school."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone, TheMovieChicks.com
"Has a winning empathy and observant sense of the Midwestern locale which bring freshness to a tale that's been told many a time before."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
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