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Trevor: The Musical

By Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Teen sexuality, slurs, suicide in filmed stage musical.

Movie NR 2022 114 minutes
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age 12+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 12+

So glad to watch this with my young person

This is an important window into young people's lives. Yes, kids can be cruel, yes, kids can feel guilty about being bystanders, and yes, kids get overwhelmed with despair and have difficulty imagining a world outside of their immediate bubble. I was really glad to watch this with my emerging LGBTQ+ preteen. Also, as a lifelong Catholic, I thought the awkward clergy conversation wasn't far off track.

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Educational value
Great messages
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age 11+

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An endearing teen cast and lively Diana Ross-inspired score deliver important messages highlighting a well-known LGBTQ+ support organization. While Trevor: The Musical isn't likely to find anywhere near the audience of Disney's filmed version of Hamilton, for example, audiences should probably get used to streaming plays and musicals. It's an opportunity for viewers who can't access or possibly afford to see them in their original context. In this case, the empowering tale draws you in, even while the on-screen experience is limited and will never compare to attending a performance live in a crowded theater.

Trevor's just got to be himself, and Hagelberger's irrepressible energy and innate sweetness prevail. He and the rest of the mostly teen cast (the adults play multiple characters each, except the brilliant Diana Ross stand-in) are downright charming. Their relatively average singing voices and dance skills, unexceptional '80s wardrobes (again, Ross is the exception!), and the set's minimal use of props (a bed, school chairs, a picnic table, some Ross posters) all work to convey a sense that this story could be about any kid anywhere. And that's precisely the point.

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