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Slash (2016)



Critic Consensus: An uncommonly smart, empathetic, and well-acted coming of age story, Slash approaches oft-misunderstood characters and titillating themes with wit and grace.

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Neil (Michael Johnston) is an introverted, questioning high school freshman. Lacking any friends IRL, his main social outlet is the steamy fan fiction he writes about Vanguard, the brawny, galaxy-hopping hero of a popular sci-fi franchise. When his stories are exposed in class Neil is mortified, but the slightly older, effortlessly cool Julia (Hannah Marks) comes to his defense. An erotic fan fic writer herself, Julia pushes Neil to publish his stories to an online "adult" forum, where they quickly grab the attention of the site moderator, Denis (Michael Ian Black). When Neil is invited to present his work at a comic con live-read event, he has to face the fact that Denis' interest in him may be more than simply professional... perhaps like his own feelings for Julia.

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Tishuan Scott
as Vanguard
Jessie Ennis
as Martine
Peter Vack
as Mike Holloway
Brandy Burre
as Cheryl Shafer
John Ennis
as Deron Zaxa
Jonathan Lisecki
as Senator Silva
Lucas Neff
as The Kragon
Courtney Bandeko
as Ullichi Slave Girl
Jackie Palacios
as Drama Girl
Matt Peters
as Mr. Ford
Sharmita Bhattacharya
as Julia's Lab Partner
Burnie Burns
as Mr. Snow
Cyndi Williams
as Receptionist
Reece Everett Ryan
as Mike's Friend Greg
Angela Kinsey
as Anglaxia Supremacy IV
Laura Bailey
as Laylanath Inquisitrix VIII
Luciana Faulhaber
as Luxalia Contendrax III
Liza Oppenheimer
as Merculliax Pernicious IX
Jennifer Prediger
as Pan Galactic Council Alien 1
Mark Hosack
as Pan Galactic Council Alien 2
Philippe Clément
as Tech Director Kid
Amy Edwards
as Hotel Receptionist
Nate Rubin
as Freddie
Robert Cownie
as Hot Dog Paul
Erica Alcocer
as Spirit Hood 1
Layne Edwards
as Spirit Hood 2
Nikki Loehr
as Raver Girl
Isaac Ireland
as Nintendo DS Kid
Sam Eidson
as Sci Fi Author
Missi Pyle
as Ronnie
Heath Young
as Security Guard 1
Karen Burke
as Security Guard 2
Coulter Adams
as Julia's New Boyfriend
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All Critics (25) | Top Critics (7)

Real world fanfic enthusiasts may appreciate the attention, but most could probably hatch a more involving tale in the time it takes to scratch "Kirk + Spock 4 Evr" into a wooden bench.

November 19, 2018 | Full Review…

The nerd-sexy coming-of-age tale the Internet age so desperately needs.

December 15, 2016 | Full Review…

An occasionally flat but charmingly empathetic film about the time-honored tradition of erotic fan fiction.

December 9, 2016 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Johnston and Marks are strong enough in their roles, crafting characters who express uncertainty and fear in vividly different ways, to make you believe their polarizing personalities truly draw confidence and meaning from each other.

December 8, 2016 | Full Review…
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For a movie about proud outcasts, "Slash" is a little square.

December 8, 2016 | Full Review…

The weird world of slash -- same-sex, erotic online fan fiction -- is the focus of this delightful feature from writer-director Clay Liford.

September 22, 2016 | Full Review…

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