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Trevor is an American short film directed by Peggy Rajski in 1994.
The year 1981: Trevor went through the beginning of puberty, wrote a diary and worships Diana Ross . While other boys his age have their first experiences with their friends, Trevor prefers to watch Fame on television. One day he happily noted in his diary that he had become friends with athlete Pinky Farraday. He spends a lot of time with him and is happy when Pinky supports him in his desire to become an actor. However, rumors soon spread around the school that Trevor was gay. At the instigation of his parents, Pinky breaks off contact with Trevor. Trevor's parents, in turn, have their son enlightened by Pastor Jon, who also inquires whether Trevor ever wanted the same sex. After the conversation, Trevor is certain that he will have to change his life, go into hiding or at least dye his hair. Then again he vacillates between wanting to be famous and dying. He opts for the latter and to the sound of Endless Love takes an overdose of pills that turn out to be aspirin in the hospital . In the hospital, he meets the young nurse Jack, who gives him hope again. When he is released from the hospital, Trevor knows that he wants to live - not least because of Jack, who gave him a ticket to a Diana Ross concert that they will both attend together.
The film premiered in 1994 and screened at the Sundance Film Festival in January 1995 . The film was shown at the 1995 Berlinale in Germany . Numerous performances at LGBT festivals in the USA and Canada followed. Trevor was first shown on US television on HBO in 1998 , with the film receiving an introduction from Ellen DeGeneres . At the time of the television premiere, the project The Trevor Lifeline was launched, a telephone emergency contact point for young lesbians , gays , bisexuals and transgender people , which has since been expanded to include other contact channels (chat, among others) as the Trevor Project .
Various songs can be heard in the film:
- Diana Ross - Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)
- Diana Ross - It's My Turn
- Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out
- Diana Ross - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
- Lionel Richie and Diana Ross - Endless Love
- Erica Gimpel - Fame
- Emily Bindiger - Anything Goes
Trevor won the Oscar in 1995 in the Best Short Film category and the Berlinale Teddy Award for Best Short Film. The film received the Audience Award at the 1995 San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival and was awarded the Special Jury Prize at the 1995 Sundance Film Festival.
- See History on thetrevorproject.org
- See Trevor on history.sundance.org
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