123 Go Films has announced they’ll be publishing Tara Johnson-Medinger’s coming-of-age film My Summer As A Goth on VOD platforms later this fall.
Life is rough for 16-year-old Joey Javitts. Her father just died, her mother is busy on tour promoting her new book, and she’s been deposited at her grandparents’ place for the whole summer, where she knows no one. It’s almost enough to make you dress in black, isn’t it?
But this isn’t enough to push her there. What drives Joey into gothness is the cute neighborhood boy she just met, who is already a goth. To fit in with his similarly dressed friends, Joey breaks out the black nail polish and fishnets. But is she doing it for herself, or for him? Joey is of the age where she isn’t sure who she really is. This is the summer where she finds out.
My Summer As A Goth stars Natalie Shershow, Jack Levis, Fayra Teeters, Jonas Israel, Jenny White, Carter Allen, Eduardo Reyes, Rachelle Henry, Lorraine Bahr, Michael Biesanz, Sophie Giberson and Sarah Overman. It was written by Brandon Lee Roberts & Tara Johnson-Medinger, and directed by Johnson-Medinger. According to the copy, it is also “set in present-day Portland.” Well, yikes, I hope not.
You’ll be able to see My Summer As A Goth on video-on-demand platforms starting November 11.
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.