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The Adventures of Sebastian Cole (1998)
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The Adventures of Sebastian Cole (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In June, 1983, in Dutchess County, New York, Sebastian Cole joins his mother, step-father, and sister for dinner. Hank, Sebastian's step-father, drops a bomb: he announces he's changing sexes. Sebastian's sister splits immediately for California, and his mother takes him back to England. Jump ahead eight months, Sebastian is back in New York, knocking on Hank's door. Hank (now Henrietta, although all the surgeries aren't complete) takes Sebastian in and is his rock over the next few months of high school. Sebastian's "adventures" are mostly self-destructive.
Style: sexy, road movie, enigmatic, bleak, unusual plot structure, bad ending, melancholic, satirical, harsh, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, gay, transsexual, lgbt, small town, lgbtq, teenager, hospital, catastrophe, superhero, adventure, school, drugs, relationships, loneliness, life, family, writers, depression, betrayal, male nudity, fantasy world, lgbt teen, brutality ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983, 70s
Place: england, new york state, chicago illinois, new york, usa, europe

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Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Duration: 96 min.
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Duration: 99 min.
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