Edge of Seventeen is a 1998 coming of age romantic comedy-drama film directed by David Moreton, written by Moreton and Todd Stephens, starring Chris Stafford, and co-starring Tina Holmes and Andersen Gabrych.
In Edge of Seventeen, a gay teenager finds out who he is and what he wants, who his friends are, and who loves him. This autobiographical tale is set in Ohio in the 1980s.
While part of this film was set at The Ohio State University, a portion of the filming was completed at Oberlin College.
Much of the filming took place in Sandusky, Ohio and the amusement park scenes were filmed at Cedar Point, the amusement park where the writer actually worked when he was in high school.
The film premiered at the New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Film Festival in June 1998 and the Sundance Film Festival in January 1999, before getting a limited release in June 1999.
Edge of Seventeen currently holds a 71% 'Fresh' rating on review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes.