Early in "Kids," there is a scene where Telly and his friend Casper are walking along a Manhattan street. Telly, who is about 15 or 16, is describing his latest sexual conquest, which we have just witnessed in heartless detail. Casper is swigging beer from a bottle, which he has probably stolen from a convenience store. Telly's language is like a series of ugly blows; he talks about his enthusiasm for "de-virginizing" young girls, Casper cheers him on, and it becomes clear that neither one of them has any interests, any curiosity, any values, any frame of reference, beyond immediate animal gratification.
Kids movie review & film summary () | Roger Ebert
By Steve Bloom. Twenty years after its release at that same theater, the room was crowded with now grown-up members of the original cast — including Leo Fitzpatrick , who played the lead character, Telly. In the next scene, Telly and his best friend Casper the late Justin Pierce walk the streets of New York, stealing beer and peaches from a Korean grocery. He has his eye on year-old Darcy Yakira Peguero. As they walk down a block, Casper stops and takes a piss right on the sidewalk. Larry thought we were interesting. Telly and Casper head up to an apartment filled with boys smoking blunts and doing whippets.
‘Kids’ Could Not Be Made Today, Says Larry Clark at 20th Anniversary Screening
See the full list. See the list. Disturbing, dark, low-budget independent film about teen-agers in New York City. The story focuses on Telly Leo Fitzpatrick , a teen who has a goal to de-flower as many virgins as he can.
Released 20 years ago this month, the film centers on a cabal of broken New York teenagers who spend 24 hours boozing, rolling blunts, fighting and indulging in unsafe, emotionally vacant sex. There is no thunderous moral reckoning, only observational detachment. Weinstein said. Rosario Dawson is now a Hollywood star; Ms.