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Bindlestiffs

Unabashedly amateurish in conception and execution, "Bindlestiffs" nonetheless contains enough rude-and-crude humor to indicate modest potential as homevid and cable fodder.

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With: John Karna, Luke Loftin, Andrew Edison, Will Fordyce, Adelaide Lummis, Dorcas Leung, D.A. White.

Unabashedly amateurish in conception and execution, “Bindlestiffs” nonetheless contains enough rude-and-crude humor to indicate modest potential as homevid and cable fodder. Theatrical prospects are minimal, however, and not just because few members of the pic’s target aud could buy tickets for this aggressively foul-mouthed farce about horny suburban high schoolers on the prowl in the big city. Pic copped an audience award at Slamdance.

Helmer Andrew Edison and co-scripter Luke Loftin reportedly began shooting “Bindlestiffs” while still in their teens, which will surprise few who see what they’ve wrought. The loose-knit plot involves three bold-talking but sexually inexperienced teens — played by Edison, Loftin and John Karna — who take a walk on the inner-city wild side after being suspended because of a graffiti incident. As they encounter hookers, homeless people, crack dealers and other downtown types, “Bindlestiffs” plays like a technically scrappy but sporadically amusing version of an ’80s John Hughes kidpic with dirtier language and darker humor. Biggest laughs come from the pic’s repeated acknowledgement that hormonally inflamed male teens would copulate with any living-and-breathing female. Even one who resembles Cousin It on the old “Addams Family” TV series.

Bindlestiffs

Production: A Green Stoplight production. Produced by Andrew Edison, Luke Loftin, Matt Patterson, Mike Akel. Executive producers, Mike Akel, Jarod Becker, Andrew Edison, Luke Loftin, Morgan Alexander, Katie McDowell. Co-producers, Sharad Kant Patel, Morgan Alexander. Directed by Andrew Edison. Screenplay, Edison, Luke Loftin.

Crew: Camera (color, DV), Katie McDowell; editors, Edison, Luke Loftin; music, Dylan Hanwright. Reviewed on DVD, Houston, Jan. 26, 2012. (In Slamdance Film Festival.) Running time: 80 MIN.

With: With: John Karna, Luke Loftin, Andrew Edison, Will Fordyce, Adelaide Lummis, Dorcas Leung, D.A. White.

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