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Fad•ed (faded) see DRUNK. 1. overcome by alcoholic liquor to the point of losing control of one’s faculties; 2. intoxicated; inebriated; trashed; fucked up; blotto; loaded; shit-faced – ANT. sober

FADED: Girls & Binge Drinking

FADED is a 60 minute documentary profiling four young women, ages 14-22, and their struggles with binge drinking. With the eye of a reporter, the curiosity of an anthropologist and the sometimes wounded heart of a teenager, award-winning filmmaker McIntyre launched a five-year mission, embedding herself in these girls’ lives. From high school classrooms to underground college parties, from roller derby rinks to erotic bakeries, FADED explores the vibrant, dynamic and scary life of a 21st century girl.

Alyssa will be the first person in her family to escape a gang-based lifestyle and graduate from high school. But when her father is hospitalized, she’s left to her own devices and soon gets derailed. Holley skates with a bad-ass roller derby team. She rocks on the field, parties all night and rarely thinks about the consequences. Cassidy is darkly beautiful, smart-as-a-whip and a classic over-achiever. However when she sets off for college, she’s unable to navigate the new set of peer pressures and things begin to spiral out of control. Sharon was fourteen when her family relocated from Indonesia to an upscale suburb in Oregon. She blames the unwelcome move for her descent into drinking and living on the streets.

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