Trevor Film

Trevor Film

– Hey everyone, I’m Tyler Oakley, and I am so excited to tell you about the 16 minute movie
you are about to watch. It’s called Trevor, and it’s
an award winning short film that went on to inspire
The Trevor Project, a national nonprofit that
offers lifesaving programs for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning young people in crisis. Trevor tells the story of a 13
year old boy living in 1981, who is consumed by his
love for Diana Ross, musical theater, and his
best friend, Pinky Farraday. Soon enough word spreads
that Trevor must be gay, so challenges arise, conflicts ensue, and soon, Trevor faces a crisis. However, our title character is no victim, and help comes in an unexpected form. Of course, we know the Trevor story doesn’t reflect every
young person’s reality, and times have definitely
changed since the 1980s. However, the message
of the film holds true. Everyone, regardless of who you love or what your gender identity is, deserves to have a future and
feel like their life matters. So join us in watching the film that inspired the only
organization providing 24/7 suicide prevention
resources to LGBTQ youth. Remember, if you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, please call the Trevor lifeline at 866-488-7386. It’s available 24/7 for LGBTQ youth. And now, I hope that you enjoy Trevor, the story that started it all. (light melodic music) ♪ Do you know where you’re going to ♪ ♪ Do you like the things
that life is showing you ♪ ♪ Where are you going to ♪ ♪ Do you know ♪ ♪ Do you get what you’re hoping for ♪ ♪ When you look behind you
there’s no open doors ♪ ♪ What are you hoping for ♪ ♪ Do you know ♪ (gasps) – Dear diary. I’m now like totally convinced that Mom and Dad could
care less if I live or die. Last night I walked into the living room while they were watching TV, fell dead to the floor. No response from them. I think the television
reruns have replaced their natural spontaneity. I mean unless I’m on the 11 o’clock news, I really don’t think they’d care. And even then they might sleep through it. Dear diary. Today I talked to Walter
Stiltman about masturbation. He said that I should be careful about getting my sperm on my hands. We looked at his sperm under a microscope and we saw a lot of crazy activity. Personally, I don’t think
it will make us deaf. Anyway, I hope not. It would be the worst thing in the world if I couldn’t listen to Diana Ross. She’s my absolute fave. ♪ I can’t cover up my
feelings in the name of love ♪ ♪ Or play it safe ♪ ♪ For a while that was easy ♪ ♪ And if living for myself ♪ ♪ Is what I’m guilty of ♪ ♪ Go on and sentence me ♪ ♪ I’ll still be free ♪ I definitely decided to be
Diana Ross for Halloween. Diana had to endure a lot of prejudice while she was starting out. And I will probably have to too. ♪ I hope you’ll understand ♪ ♪ This time’s just for me ♪ Dear diary. I’ve become best friends
with Pinky Farraday. You would think that a guy named Pinky would be, well, you know, but he’s not. He’s a star of the intermediate baseball team in town and everything. Being friends with him
means so much to me. It’s the next best thing
to being popular myself. I think that if someone came to town with a machine gun or something
and threatened to kill Pinky, I’d offer myself instead. He definitely deserves to live. Dear diary. Everybody cool was making out
at the Quality Courts Motel. Cathy Quinn invited me! She said it wouldn’t mean anything, it would be a controlled experiment. – [Female] Stop that. – But to tell you the truth, I had no trouble controlling myself. It’s not that she’s not attractive, it’s just that I’ve had
other things on my mind. ♪ Fame ♪ ♪ I’m gonna live forever ♪ ♪ I’m gonna learn how to fly ♪ ♪ High ♪ ♪ I feel it coming together ♪ ♪ People will see me and cry ♪ ♪ Fame ♪ Dear diary. I’ve made up my mind about my future, and tonight, I explained it all to Pinky. I told him… Pinky, I’ve decided that the
theater is to be my life. – Cool. – Pinky is so understanding. He’s encouraging me
totally in this pursuit. ♪ The world has gone mad today ♪ ♪ And good’s bad today ♪ ♪ And black’s white today ♪ ♪ And day’s night today ♪ ♪ And most guys today ♪ ♪ That win a prize today ♪ ♪ Are silly gigolos ♪ ♪ And though I’m not a great romancer ♪ ♪ I know that you’re bound to answer ♪ ♪ When I propose ♪ ♪ Anything goes ♪ Great! Again! Dear diary. Last night I was totally, truly happy. Pinky walked me almost all the way home after play practice. (upbeat jazz music) I told the stupid Walter
Stiltman how I felt about Pinky. He said that I should be careful because he heard stories about
how boys did it with boys, and it’s totally gross. You could end up a pervert, or worse. I’ve decided to undergo
voluntary shock treatments. Hopefully this will cure me of having dirty dreams about naked men. And Pinky. Dear diary. Today Mary Zapatelli
and Francine Antonicelli informed me that the guys were talking about me behind my back. They said that I walk like a girl. I could absolutely kill myself over this. Naturally I denied it. I even offered to give
’em a demonstration. And when I was finished, I turned around, and Mary and Francine were looking at me, as though I really had just killed myself. I’ve definitely decided not to
be Diana Ross for Halloween. Dear diary. Today I practiced for my funeral. It has been that kind of a day. Absolutely the worst day of my life ever. I called Pinky at home last night. His mother answered,
and she said that Pinky couldn’t speak to me,
and that I should try not contacting him anymore. I sat down and wrote Pinky a long letter telling him what had happened, because I knew he knew nothing about it. The next day I gave Pinky the letter. At lunch, he gave me one back. It said that I was a fairy, a weak person, and maybe didn’t even deserve to live. Okay, I’m not sure, but
I think this means that me and Pinky, we’re not
best friends anymore. ♪ Or the lips that used to
touch yours so tenderly ♪ ♪ Just remember what I told
you the day I set you free ♪ ♪ Ain’t no mountain high enough ♪ ♪ Ain’t no valley low enough ♪ ♪ Ain’t no river wild enough ♪ ♪ To keep me from you ♪ ♪ Ain’t no mountain high enough ♪ ♪ Ain’t no valley low enough ♪ ♪ Ain’t no river wild enough ♪ ♪ To keep me from you ♪ ♪ Ain’t no mountain high enough ♪ ♪ Nothing can keep me ♪ ♪ Keep me from you ♪ To whom this may concern, I’m now like a prisoner of my own life. Mom found my diary, and read it. Dad too. I am now a person with no future, a past too horrible to think about. Pray for me. – Bye-bye! – Father Joe came by our house today and took me for a ride to the Dairy Creme. I should have been suspicious. I mean, to begin with,
we’re not that religious. But it was only after I ordered my black and white sundae and was sitting in the front seat of his
car like a total stooge that I realized this whole
thing was a miserable set up between my parents and Father Joe. The man’s penis becomes blood engorged. It’s hard. And the man inserts it into
the vagina of the women, which is lubricated with
its own natural juices. I swear it was like gag city. And just when I thought it
was grossed out to the max, and humiliated to the
point of never wanting to have sex with a single living person for the rest of my totally sorry life. – Trevor. Have you ever had desires,
and I’m talking about sexual desires, for another boy? Be honest with me. I can help you if you’re honest with me. Did you ever, for example,
wanna touch another boy, like… And I’m not trying to
suggest anything here, but like, Pink Farraday? – I have decided to start a new life. I’m going to change. First, I will dye my hair and eyelashes. Next, I will change my name, my identity. Then, I’ll change schools. And maybe I’ll go to Mexico. And as of now, I’m definitely
changing my religion. – [Teacher] Trevor. – Dear diary. Today in English class,
Mr. Keenis asked me to read aloud for my
report on the short story. I chose for my topic,
the loss of innocence as reflected in literature. (sighs) The loss of innocence is brought about because of an experience
with no explanation. The character must experience this loss. Must be involved in the experience. Must react with natural spontaneity. Must be hurt. Must survive. (sighs) The experience must be potent
enough to be remembered. It must create a subtle
change in the character. (school bell rings) Mr. Keenis gave me an A for my report. No one knows I copied
this all from a book. Pinky’s still ignoring me. I must be invisible. (melancholic music) Dear diary. Sometimes I imagine that I will lead an extremely glamorous life
somewhere in the tropics. Sometimes I imagine that I will be famous and everyone will want to be
photographed in my presence. Sometimes I imagine that
I will die an early death, and everyone will be sorry. (sighs) Everybody at school’s
saying that I’m a gay. It must be showing. But I look at myself and I don’t see anything that’s different. No one understands. My life is now an obvious tragedy. Dear Mom and Dad, I
don’t want you to think I haven’t given this a lot
of thought, but I have. I tried to kill myself but nothing worked. Don’t think it’s your
fault, it just happens. Please give all my Diana
Ross records and tapes to Christie Manistera,
who happens to love Diana as much as I do. And, please, if it’s possible, play Endless Love at my funeral. It’s my absolute fave. And don’t cry too much. It would have been a skillion
times worse if I had lived. Your loving son, Trevor. ♪ My love ♪ ♪ There’s only you in my life ♪ ♪ The only thing that’s right ♪ ♪ My first love ♪ ♪ You’re every breath that I take ♪ ♪ You’re every step I make ♪ ♪ And I ♪ ♪ I want to share all my love with you ♪ ♪ No one else will do ♪ ♪ And your eyes ♪ ♪ Your eyes your eyes ♪ ♪ They tell me how much you care ♪ ♪ Oh yes ♪ ♪ You will always be ♪ ♪ My endless love ♪ The people at the hospital said that a person can definitely not commit suicide by taking too many aspirin, but they pretty much guaranteed me that I wouldn’t have a headache
for like another year. I think they were kidding. Anyway, I met this nurse at the hospital. His name is Jack, and
he’s like super-nice. Actually, Jack is a candy-striper, which is almost like
a nurse, only younger. Jack said that when people commit suicide, they just have to come back and live their whole life all over again. And the thought of growing
up with my parents again made me totally depressed. Jack said they wouldn’t
necessarily come back into the same family and all, but I said knowing my luck, I would. Jack said that from now on I have to start living my life one day at a time. And then, like in the next breath, he asked me what I was doing tomorrow. – Honey. Don’t you wanna come inside now? – In a minute, Ma. – Okay. – And just when I
thought Jack was going to invite me to some totally
deadbeat support group for gay suicidal teenagers, he pulls out these two tickets
to a Diana Ross concert. Cool. Okay, so I don’t know if it’s
the tickets, or if it’s Jack, but I’ve definitely decided to live, through tomorrow. ♪ I’m coming out ♪ ♪ I’m coming ♪ ♪ I’m ♪ ♪ Coming ♪ ♪ Out ♪ ♪ I’m coming out ♪ ♪ I want the world to know ♪ ♪ Gotta let it show ♪ ♪ I’m coming out ♪ ♪ I want the world to know ♪ ♪ Got to let it show ♪ ♪ There’s a new me coming out ♪ ♪ And I just had to live ♪ ♪ And I wanna give ♪ ♪ I’m completely positive ♪ ♪ I think this time around ♪ ♪ I am gonna do it like
you never knew it ♪ ♪ Oh I’ll make it through ♪ ♪ The time has come for me
to break out of the shell ♪ ♪ I have to shout that I am coming out ♪ ♪ I’m coming out ♪ ♪ I want the world to know ♪ ♪ I gotta let it show ♪ ♪ I’m coming ♪ ♪ I’m coming out ♪ ♪ I want the world to know ♪ ♪ Got to let it show ♪ ♪ I’ve got to show the world ♪ ♪ All that I wanna be ♪ ♪ And all my abilities ♪ ♪ There’s so much more to me ♪ ♪ Somehow I’ll have to make them ♪ ♪ Just understand ♪ ♪ I got it well in hand ♪ ♪ And oh how I have planned ♪ ♪ I’m spreading love ♪ ♪ There is no need to fear ♪ ♪ And I just feel so
good every time I hear ♪ ♪ I’m coming out ♪ ♪ I want the world to know ♪ ♪ Got to let it show ♪ ♪ I’m coming out ♪ ♪ I want the world to know ♪ ♪ Got to let it show ♪ ♪ I’m coming out ♪ ♪ I want the world to know ♪ ♪ Got to let it show ♪ ♪ I’m coming out ♪ – Thank you for watching Trevor, the film that inspired The Trevor Project. To learn more about the organization, get involved, volunteer, or donate, please visit You can become a part
of our mission to ensure every young person
chooses to have a future. If you or someone you know is struggling, it’s okay to ask for help. Trevor’s 24/7 lifeline for
LGBTQ youth ages 13 to 24 is just a phone call
away, at 866-488-7386. You can also call the National
Suicide Prevention lifeline at 1800-273-8255, no matter how old you
are or how you identify. Remember, no problem is too big or too small to deserve support. You are not alone.

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  1. Can i play the ending at my funeral so my whole family with think I'm going to hell.

    Totally relate

    Never coming out though

    My family would literally disown me

  2. @TheTrevorProject is there any possible way to open up closed captions? So that those that are part of the deaf community may also view this video.

  3. This was soooo good!  I am an unknown filmmaker and I made a short feature film.  I have a question about using music in the film regarding copyright.  How do you obtain copyrights to the music and is it very expensive?

  4. Kind of wish the parents had stronger reaction to their kid attempting SUICIDE. I mean, I know it’s the 80’s but still, this isn’t a game of John Hughes happy slaps it’s your son TRYING TO KILL HIMSELF. I think even the most homophobic parents would be at the very least be disturbed by that.

  5. Next month for pride month me and my best friend are holding a concert at our school and all money we raise we are going to donate it to the Trevor project ❤

  6. Well, truth be told I don't know a whole lot about the whole thing. I've never had any friends or family who are gay…as far as I know anyway. But it's always appeared to me that a person has about as much control over their sexual orientation as they do the color of their eyes. It is what it is. So to me it all comes down to how you treat people, especially kids. We have a very brief window in our childhood when innocence is well intact and the world is a pretty magical place. Why would anyone in their right mind try to screw that up that special time for their kid? It'll certainly be a parental priority for me when I have my own. Let them draw their own conclusion and create for them an atmosphere where letting me know is not a scary prospect. It should be life affirming, I think. Happy and healthy…everything else is extra.

  7. 😓
    I think it's sad, 37 years ago, such hatred from humans.
    I've had gay friends since around 1985 after becoming a hairdresser, love them all.

    I'm glad things are somewhat better now in 2018.
    It's each person's choice, one can't change who they are.
    Love one another,
    Namaste ☯️

  8. Filmnya Opra Winfrey show yang meraih sukses saya menyukai film ini bagus untuk ditonton semua orang Tks

  9. The little wounds that we are handing over to our friends during child we often break their own lives. Trevor movie brings about changes in the heart.

  10. Trevor kids have a small short cuts that have to be delivered from classmates in classrooms, and those little minds are straining their minds.
         Trevor Trevor has pointed out some opinions and shows the image of everyone.

  11. Hey so for all those people who see this, this show was made into a musical and it is amazing! It had its world premiere Summer 2017 in Glencoe Illinois! They have a website which is really amazing and you can find out more about it!

  12. I remember watching this movie in school back in the late 90's they showed it as an anti bullying movie…saying we shouldn't bully…smh they missed the whole point

  13. I feel like the biggest dickwad ever for not even once thought about where the Trevor In Trevor project 🤦‍♀️ Despite buying /wearing the t-shirts and donating for years !! WOOOOOSHHHHHH

  14. So this is what started the Trevor project. Honestly, a wonderful short film. It made me feel so many emotions and was just so raw and real. Thank you for this and all it has created!
    If you are struggling well, please call the number for the Trevor hotline or the suicide hotline or the hotline for whatever you are going through to get help. Things will get better, hold on, life won’t be bad forever just as it wasn’t good forever. Love and support your way (sorry if this didn’t help, but I hope it did) <3

  15. This rocked me to my very core since my name is Trevor, I am 16, gay, and into musical theatre. It makes me so happy knowing that this exists.

  16. Interesting intro to a film that I've loved since seeing it in a film festival. It used to have an intro with Ellen Degeneris

  17. When Anything Goes started playing it resonated with me because at my highschool we performed the musical and most of the cast was on the rainbow. There was one time where one girl who is straight was asking to see if other straight girls were attracted to Ruby Rose. The trevor project has helped people I know with their hotlines and support thank you.

  18. Love doesn't have a color or gender. I am glad this service exists for teens who are struggling with their sexuality or the people around them accepting it. Thankfully, I was accepted by my family after I came out. They all love my boyfriend and his family accepts me with open arms as well. I feel EXTREMELY fortunate to be in my situation.

  19. This is amazing and I am calling the trever hotline tomorrow i feel so reliefed knowing I’m not alone and I can talk to someone anytime thank u soooooo much to everyone that works and volunteers at the trever project

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