The Curiosity of Chance
Independent gay in high school film.
This is a very cute and stylish film focus on Chance Marquis and his homophobic jock rival. While the 'hip 80's international high school' is implausible, it works well as a sugar coated 'every high school' in a decade of fashion disasters and good music. The actors may not look their ages (See Grease for geriatric going on 17) they play interesting and colorful characters that only mildly border on stereotypes. For the most part Chance is comfortable with his sexuality, keeping this film from becoming yet another 'coming out in high school' film. The "hellish" events are rather tame and so are Chance's methods of dealing with these events. Keeping this film firmly set in 'light hearted' and giving us something to admire. Over all this is a fun and harmless film. It's sugar coated sweetness may not be filling, but it won't leave you feeling sick. In other words Brain Candy!
Only recommend renting if you like cute/sweet movies and prefer your 80's with rose tinted glasses.