) is a film
directed by Larry Clark
about kids growing up in NYC
. The plot centers around Telly
(Leo Fitzpatrick), who must be about 16, who fancies himself a real pimp
and goes around deflowering virgins
. He has HIV
, but doesn't care to tell any of his partners or use condoms
, including Jennie
Telly: "But like, if you deflower a girl man, man, you're the man
. No one can ever do that again. You're the only one
. No one, no one, has the power to do that again."
Telly: "Condoms don't work. They either break, or they slip off, or they make your dick shrink. Nah, but you still gotta use em, yo. At least I did once."
It's quite a disturbing
film, especially when you consider that most of the actors
aren't -- they're just kids from New York
that the director found to put in his film.