Pier Kids
  • Directors(s)

    Elegance Bratton

  • Production Year

    2019

  • Release date

    08/10/2021

  • Genre(s)

    Documentary

  • Approx. running minutes

    85m

  • Cast

    Krystal Dixon, DeSean Irby, Krystal LaBeija

Film

Pier Kids

strong language, sex references, discrimination

PIER KIDS is a US documentary about a community of homeless LGTBQ+ youths centred around Chelsea Piers in New York City.

  • Directors(s)

    Elegance Bratton

  • Production Year

    2019

  • Release date

    08/10/2021

  • Genre(s)

    Documentary

  • Approx. running minutes

    85m

  • Cast

    Krystal Dixon, DeSean Irby, Krystal LaBeija

discrimination

A young transgender woman’s mother and aunt are shown insisting that she is a man, and in one scene the young woman is forced to wear men’s clothing in order to be permitted to visit her mother. There are also references to transphobia, homophobia and racism, including use of discriminatory terms (eg ‘faggot’, ‘dyke’) and references to threats of violence.

language

There is use of strong language (‘f**k’). Milder terms include ‘pussy’, ‘bitch’, ‘shit’, ‘bullshit’, ‘tits’ and ‘ass’.

sex

There are frequent moderate references to sex work.

flashing/flicking lights

This work contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.


There is a brief, non-graphic reference to attempted suicide, as well as infrequent references to drug misuse and dealing. There is a moderately upsetting funeral scene, which features sight of a real dead body lying in a casket. We also see a person’s swollen black eye in the aftermath of off-screen violence. In another scene a young person says he has considered deliberately becoming HIV positive in order to receive assistance in becoming housed.
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Pier KidsCinema85m 0sOther Parties Film Company28/09/2021
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Pier KidsCinema1m 0sOther Parties Film Company28/09/2021
  • Classified date

    28/09/2021

  • Language

    English