A provocative, challenging and bizarrely funny coming-of-age story set on the crystal-caked streets of downtown Toronto. On the eve of his 18th birthday, Cliffs 12-year-old sister Cookie sends him downtown with a skateboard, a spliff and a direct order to get laid. During the night Cliff meets handsome hustler Butch and is quickly initiated into the hilariously dark and drag-fuelled arena of life downtown. The boys eventually discover the perks and perils of each others worlds; their friendship evolves into romance, yet the notion of intimacy is foreign to them both. Cliff longs for intimacy, but Butchs drug abuse and self-loathing soon eats away at their relationship, and the two boys part company to tragic results...
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