Kids (1995)

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Avg Rating: 4.3 / 5. Voted: 29

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Directed by: Larry Clark
Starring: Leo Fitzpatrick (Telly), Justin Pierce (Casper), Chloe Sevigny (Jennie), Rosario Dawson (Ruby)
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 01:31:31
Genres: Teensploitation, Drugs

Plot – Spoilers:
Kids follows a day in the lives of Telly and Casper and their friends. Telly considers himself a virgin specialist and enjoys the conquest. He’s charming and his funny quips make him popular on the scene. Casper, his constant companion, admires Telly’s sexual exploits but is really more interested in staying high. Jennie lost her virginity to Telly and hasn’t been as sexually active since. Her friend Ruby on the other hand has, and convinces her to join her for an STD test.

Kids stunningly captures the emptiness, sexuality and violence of a certain phase and is all the more remarkable for its use of untrained actors.

Random Trivia (Massive Spoilers):
In fact, so convincing is the acting that people mistook it for a documentary and would abuse Leo Fitzpatrick (who played Telly) as they thought he was still out there spreading the disease.

10 thoughts on “Kids (1995)

  • July 1, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    I used to have this on vhs….I stole it from my cousin back in 1997…she stole it from her high school they were showing it as a sex Ed film…we lived my this movie changed me for better and for worse …but bravo

  • September 13, 2019 at 3:23 am

    this might be my new favorite movie. this is a 10/10 film

    • August 10, 2020 at 11:01 pm

      im an extremely empathic person so watching this movie at my 23 years old was very traumatic. it is deffentiely triggering. just a psychopath, a pederast or a inmature young dumb boy with a rude background will enjoy the film and feel inspire by this. i think this movie is so important for girls to watch. life is really tough.

      also i think skins is the disney version of this movie.

  • December 27, 2019 at 9:24 am

    I remember my sister had the book to this movie, i use to read it. But the first time watching it on this site i was like damn, everyone in this movie is a horrible grotesque person that should be shot on sight, apart from the nice taxi driver.

    • June 16, 2020 at 4:04 am

      They literally cut to a clip of his mugshot. I’m pretty sure he was a predator

      • June 30, 2020 at 9:23 pm

        That was the Taxi driver’s ID photo.

  • August 19, 2020 at 8:52 am

    im just watching this cause i saw some guy boast about it on tik tok, this is a really confronting movie

  • September 7, 2020 at 12:36 am

    This movie is a bad influence with a good lesson to be learn. Thanks for sharing EUM.

  • September 13, 2020 at 5:32 am

    I can not believe my parents let me watch this as a kid. There was really no parenting going on in the early 90’s. Watching it again as an adult and its cringeworthy. Lots of lessons from this movie but good lord and Telly is totally a rapist pedophile. Didn’t have the words for it when I was younger but that is what it he is

  • October 31, 2020 at 4:50 am

    There were points I was laughing out loud and a lot of it is just dumb kids doing stupid shit for fun, so it’s a fun watch.
    But it’s really hard to watch Jenny, or that kids sister and the girls’, side. The ending was especially sad. The ending didn’t feel fulfilling to me, but overall it had some really good messages and characters you can hate, love, and sympathize for.

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