Edge of Seventeen (1998)
First screened in September 1999 / Most recently screened in May 2020
Director: David Moreton. Cast: Chris Stafford, Tina Holmes, Andersen Gabrych, Stephanie McVay, Lea DeLaria, John Eby, Kevin Joseph Kelly, Mark Gates, Stevie Reese Desmond, Jeff Fryer, Jason Lockhart, Tony Maietta, Antonio Carriero, Doug Million. Screenplay: Todd Stephens. Twitter Capsule:
The rare coming out drama that sees every character, specifies a social context, and allows messy irresolution.
This movie holds sentimental value and strikes me as a pinnacle in a genre I'm invested in. Particularly special to me, but needs no special pleading.