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At first glance, they seem unlikely gang-bangers. Some of the boys wear lipstick and mascara, some stilettos. They carry Louis Vuitton bags, but they also carry knives, brass knuckles, and mace. As vulnerable gay and transgender youth, they’ve been shot, stabbed, raped, and beaten into a coma.
Documentary filmmakers Toby Oppenheimer and Dana Flor (HBO’s The Nine Lives of Marion Barry) craft a uniquely intimate and ultimately hopeful portrait of three members of a DC gang composed of previously victimized and bullied youth.