Talk:Mysterious Skin

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The synopsis isn't really a synopsis- doesn't explain the plot. I haven't seen the movie but maybe someone else could add to it. Bigpacifisteyes

Does this film depict child sexual abuse, or pedophilia? Recent edits seem ot have muddied the waters. -Will Beback 02:27, 10 April 2006 (UTC)
At first I reverted when someone changed it from pedophilia to child sexual abuse. Now the more I think about it, the more I think they were right. The relationship between the baseball coach and both of the boys really was abusive. Pais 18:10, 10 April 2006 (UTC)
I agree that the synopsis is terribly-written and far too slender to do the movie justice. I will try to work on it when I have time. I think "child sexual abuse" is fine, rather than "pedophilia" (though it's certainly both), but - please, please, please - let's spell it "pedophilia" in the American way for this very American film, and not "paedophilia" or however it's spelled in Commonwealth English. Thanks. Moncrief 22:31, 16 April 2006 (UTC)


"The film received extensive critical acclaim, even from critics who had formerly trashed director Gregg Araki's work." "Trashed" doesn't really fit the formal tone of Wikipedia, plus it seems POV. Isn't it sufficient to say that it received critical acclaim and give a citation?Ninquerinquar 04:57, 18 April 2007 (UTC)


The information box states that this film had a budget of $10 million. This is obviously a mistake. Perhaps $1 million?? Someone either needs to document this or remove this obviously incorrect information. Dbart (talk) 14:25, 30 August 2008 (UTC)