Who can forget the magic of discovering yourself during your teenage years? A lot of us have cringe-worthy memories of us going through different “phases”. All of this in the name of finding out who we are and what kind of people we want to surround ourselves with. With that in mind comes Tara Johnson-Medinger’s new film, My Summer as a Goth.
This film is a coming-of-age story that follows a sixteen-year-old girl named Joey Javitts. After the sudden death of her dad, Joey is sent to say with her grandparents over a summer. While her mother, a successful author, is traveling on a book tour. Joey ends up falling for the beguiling Goth boy next door, Victor. He and his friends influence her into embracing the goth subculture. The film is set in present-day Portland, Oregon.
During the film, we’ll see how a heartbroken Joey manages her relationships that include new friends, her family, and herself. I feel that this film will resonate with most people that that survived the social alienation of adolescence and that first summer heartbreak. It’s actually a very interesting film that is very easy to watch because of how relatable it is.
Interview with Tara Johnson-Medinger
Ahead of its release LRM Online had the opportunity to take some time to talk with Tara Johnson-Medinger. During the interview, we talk about the pains of some of our teenage phases that we went through. Along with the concept of the film and how it all came together. We also talk in-depth about some of the film’s main characters. It was interesting to converse about the influences of sub-cultures on Joey and teenagers alike. You can check out the interview down below!
123 Go Films will release My Summer as a Goth on DirecTV and other On-Demand platforms on November 11, 2020.