Friday, May 3, 2019

Live Interview: Filmmaker Tara Johnson-Medinger (My Summer as a Goth)

I was lucky enough to get a preview of Tara's latest film "My Summer as a Goth" and it was pretty awesome. A lighthearted, coming-of-age story with lots of witty teenage banter and a full dose of "Who are you really?" leaves angsty teenager Joey with a summer she won't soon forget. And then there's the Goth makeup. And the Drag Queen Bingo. You'll be smiling from ear to ear just before your heart breaks. Loved it.

See official blurb below.

Filmmaker Tara Johnson-Medinger (My Summer as a Goth; joins us on Stacey Cochran Live with co-hosts Rachel Carr and Meredith Pritchard Friday at 10 EST (7 Pacific)! Audience comments and questions will be featured on-screen, so make plans to join us by clicking “Get Reminder” below and help us by sharing this post! Likes help, too!


"My Summer as a Goth is a coming-of-age story about the sometimes painful—often entertaining—search for identity and love in adolescence.

After the sudden death of her father, 16-year-old, Joey Javitts is sent to stay with her eccentric grandparents while her author mother promotes her latest novel. Joey promptly falls for the beguiling Goth boy next door, Victor, and is transformed by him and his merry band of misfits in black.

Set in present-day Portland, My Summer as a Goth navigates Joey’s relationships with her new friends, her family and herself, and will resonate with anyone who survived the social alienation of adolescence—and that first summer heartbreak."