Teenage Kicks review - The Guardian


Teenage Kicks review – a compelling new voice in queer Australian cinema

"Craig Boreham’s feature film debut confronts the topsy-turvy world of adolescence with a deeply compelling style and spirit

In the first two minutes of director Craig Boreham’s feature film debut, we see a homemade bong put to use and two teenage boys in school uniform performing mutual masturbation to lesbian porn while dad cooks dinner in the kitchen.

Yes indeed, teenage kicks, but the film quickly morphs from a haze of cheap teen thrills into much more meaningful drama: a gutsy coming-of-age story that signals the arrival of a compelling new voice in queer Australian cinema."

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Crossing All Lines Of Sexual Congress - The Music


"I wanted to have this story of sex and grief be a metaphor for all of that — for the loss of youth, the loss of innocence..."

"It's so nice to be invited to play in Sydney, to premiere the film where we shot it," says Craig Boreham, director ofTeenage Kicks, about his film's imminent screening at the 2016 Sydney Film Festival. And it sure was shot around Sydney, Boreham filming in locations including Gunnamatta Park, Cronulla, Rockdale, Dover Heights, Bondi, Little Bay, Botany Bay. "We spanned a lot of the city, across a fiveweek shoot," Boreham says. "We moved around a hell of a lot."

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