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Pier Kids (15)

14 October

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


Documentary Pier Kids interrogates the meaning of community within at-risk LGBT youth of colour and also the larger gay community.

Casper, a trans-attracted young Black man, is left vulnerable in his pursuit of true love while navigating homelessness. Desean is at a critical point where committing a crime or getting HIV feels like it might be the only way to escape homelessness. Krystal utilizes the ballroom scene as a way to survive but is forced to go back to her blood family for support when her gay family proves unable to help her. Face to face, Krystal and her birth mother realise that their mutual love of gospel is the only thing they can agree on when it comes to Krystal’s identity.

By putting the viewer in the skin of the pier kids, Elegance Bratton’s film shows the reality of what happens to gay youth when they are kicked out of their homes and cut off from family support. Following them over the course of five years, the film reveals what it means to be Black and queer 50 years after Stonewall.

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  • Director Elegance Bratton
  • Country USA
  • Year of Production 2021
  • Running Time 1h36m
  • Certificate 15
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