Kids (1995)

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Disturbing, dark, low-budget independent film about a day in the life of a group of teens as they travel around New York City skating, drinking, smoking, and deflowering virgins.

kidsThe story focuses on Telly (Leo Fitzpatrick), a teen who has a goal to take the virginity of as many girls as he can. When one of his old encounters discovers that she is HIV-positive, after only one encounter with him, Telly remains undaunted.

The movie grossed a modest $7 million at the box office that summer - a wild success when you consider that it seemed no one would be able to sell a single ticket without going to jail.

There were threats of child obscenity, there were accusations of pornography, and there was a crippling MPAA rating of NC-17 (although the film was eventually released unrated). Screenings were often picketed by protesters, especially in Britain, where parliament quickly denounced the film.

Telly
Leo Fitzpatrick
Casper
Justin Pierce
Paul
Sajan Bhagat
Stanley
Billy Valdes
Zack
Billy Waldeman
Javier
Javier Nunez
Luis
Luis Núñez
Christian
Christian Bruna
Alex
Alex Glen
Jennie
Chloë Sevigny
Ruby
Rosario Dawson
Susan
Julia Mendoza
Linda
Gillian Goldstein
Diane
Priscilla Forsyth
Harold
Harold Hunter
Steven
Jon Abrahams
Hamilton
Hamilton Harris
Jeff
Jeff Pang
Misha
Atabey Rodriguez

Director
Larry Clark