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Geography Club

Gary Entin

“A good mix of humour and drama”
“Had an air of Mean Girls about it (and that’s
always a good thing)”
“Feel-good and entertaining”
“Good to see the topic of homosexuality in a
film like that, and in a positive light”

Discovery Young Ambassadors

Young love at an American high school. Many films have been set against this backdrop, but Geography Club takes the familiar teen movie conventions and gives them a whole new twist. Based on Brent Hartinger’s best-selling critically acclaimed novel, Geography Club offers a very fresh perspective on teenage angst with a smart, fast, and funny account of contemporary gay teenagers as they discover their own sexual identities, dreams and values.

16 year old Russell is still going on dates with girls while having a secret relationship with football quarterback Kevin, who will do anything to prevent his jock teammates from finding out. Min and Terese tell everyone that they’re just really good friends. Will Kevin’s juvenile best friend Gunnar ever lose his virginity? Finding the truth too hard to hide, they all decide to form the Geography Club, thinking nobody else in their right mind would ever want to join such a dull-sounding group. However, their secrets may soon be discovered and they could have to face the choice of revealing who they really are.