'My Summer as a Goth': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Natalie Shershow-starrer coming-of-age drama
'My Summer as a Goth' comes from director Tara Johnson-Medinger and is a coming-of-age movie that involves the "search for identity and love in adolescence." Trying to cope with the passing of her father, 16-year-old, Joey Javitts finds love in Victor, the goth boy next door Victor. Along the way, she goes through self-discovery, heartbreaks, new friendships, and bonds with her family -- all marking a memorable summer. The movie aired at the Northwest Filmmakers' Festival in October 2018, the Kansas City FilmFest in April 2019, and the DTLA Film Festival in November 2019. Now, it's set to be released on DirecTV and other On-Demand platforms this November. Here is all you need to know about the film.
'My Summer as a Goth' releases on November 11, 2020.
The synopsis reads, "After the sudden death of her father, 16-year-old, Joey Javitts is sent to stay with her eccentric grandparents while her author mother promotes her latest novel. Joey promptly falls for the beguiling Goth boy next door, Victor, and is transformed by him and his merry band of misfits in black. Set in present-day Portland, 'My Summer as a Goth' navigates Joey’s relationships with her new friends, her family and herself, and will resonate with anyone who survived the social alienation of adolescence—and that first summer heartbreak."
Natalie Shershow as Joey Javitts
Shershow is known for her roles as A'Yan in 'Leverage' (2010), Kimberly Morris in 'American Vandal' (2018) and Quinn in 'Sophie Jones' (2020). Her other works include 'Blood Ties' (2016), 'Adventures in #Adulting' (2017), 'It's Not a Trap House It's a Trap Home' (2018), and 'Never Have I Ever' (2020). Last year, the actress won a Festival Prize for Best Actor for 'My Summer as a Goth'.
Jack Levis as Victor Ireland
Levis is known for his roles as Alex in 'Paper Trains' for which he has writing credits and Lewis 37 in 'Purple Eyes' (2020). His other works include 'Chainsaw Charlie' (2017), and 'Box Office' (2020).
The rest of the cast includes Fayra Teeters as Margaret Quinn, Jonas Israel as Joseph Quinn, Jenny White as Pen, Carter Allen as Cob, Eduardo Reyes as Antonio, Rachelle Henry as Molly, Lorraine Bahr as Elaine Ireland, Michael Biesanz as Roy Ireland, Sophie Giberson as Pandora and Sarah Overman as Carissa Javitts and many more.
'My Summer as a Goth' is written by Brandon Lee Roberts and Tara Johnson-Medinger. Tara Johnson-Medinger, Brandon Lee Roberts, Gary Nolton, Megan Johnson, & Kymberley Franklin serve as producers. In 2019 Tara Johnson-Medinger won a Judges Choice Award at the Covellite International Film Festiva for Best Director.
The trailer follows Joey coping with her father's death and moving in with her grandparents for the summer. While there, she develops a relationship with the goth boy next door Victor, who convinces Joey to change her entire look. Although, while she was happy with him, he breaks her heart only to make her realize that she has to figure out who she was, instead of allowing someone, especially a boy, telling her who to be.
Where to watch
Catch 'My Summer as a Goth' on November 11, 2020, on DirecTV and other On-Demand platforms.
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