We Are the Mods (2009)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Gay & Lesbian Films  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Mark Deming

A young woman thinks she's found her future as she looks into the past in this independent coming of age drama. Sadie (Melia Renee) is a would-be teenage bohemian and aspiring photographer who feels like an outcast in her California high school, especially since her best friend has been focusing her energies on moving up the social ladder. Sadie is looking for a social niche of her own, and she thinks she's found one when she meets Treg (Lance Drake) and Nico (Mary Elise Hayden), a pair of teens who are fascinated with the Mods, a sharp-dressing British youth subculture of the 1960s. Clearly envious of Treg's vintage motor scooter, Sadie strikes up a friendship with Nico, who despite a chronic medical condition that forces her to walk with a cane is clever, stylish and the center of attention at any party she attends. Nico takes Sadie under her wing, grooming her into a classic Mod girl, introducing her to drugs and escorting her to hip underground clubs where fellow Mod enthusiasts dance to classic sounds of the 60s. In time, Nico and Sadie's friendship gives way to something more intimate, but Sadie isn't certain if her true love is Nico, Treg or the Mod lifestyle she's embraced. The first feature from filmmaker E.E. Cassidy, We Are The Mods was an official selection at the 2009 San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival.