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Gypsy 83
Directed by Todd Stephens
Produced by Todd Calvin
Karen Jaroneski
Christine McAndrews
Todd Stephens
Michael Wolfson
Judith Zarin
Written by Tim Kaltenecker
Todd Stephens
Starring Sara Rue
Kett Turton
Music by Marty Beller
Cinematography Gina Degirolamo
Mai Iskander
Editing by Annette Davey
Release date(s) 2001
Running time 94 min.
Country  United States
Language English

Gypsy 83 is a 2001 film by Todd Stephens. It is about two young goths, Gypsy and Clive who travel to New York for an annual festival celebrating their idol, Stevie Nicks.


Plot summary

25 year old Gypsy Vale and 18-year-old Clive Webb are two goths living in Sandusky, Ohio. Gypsy's parents, Ray and Velvet, once were in a band together, and Gypsy now aspires to be a famous singer, like her idol, Stevie Nicks. She is hesitant, because of the disappearance of her mother, to leave her father alone in Sandusky to pursue her dreams.

While checking updates on a Stevie Nicks fansite, Clive discovers the Night of a Thousand Stevies event in New York. After a long and heated discussion with Gypsy, she reveals that her mother didn't just disappear, or die: she left to follow her dream of becoming a famous singer. Despite this, Clive finally convinces Gypsy to go to New York.

Along the way, Gypsy and Clive meet a diverse host of characters and obstacles. They miss the auditions for the Night of a Thousand Stevies, and Gypsy learns that her mother committed suicide four years earlier. The sympathetic Mistress of Ceremonies (who was also her mother's best friend when she was in New York) allows Gypsy to perform a song she wrote for her mother at the end of the show.

In the end, Gypsy stays in New York to pursue her musical aspirations like her mother, and Clive returns to Sandusky to finish high school but plans to come back to New York after he graduates.


  • Sara Rue as Gypsy Vale
  • Kett Turton as Clive Webb
  • Karen Black as Bambi LeBleau, a retired singer
  • John Doe as Ray Vale, Gypsy's father
  • Anson Scoville as Zechariah Peachy, an Amish runaway
  • Paulo Costanzo as Troy, a college fratboy
  • Carolyn Baeumler as Lois
  • Stephanie McVay as Polly Pearl
  • Amanda Talbot as Connie
  • Vera Beren as Empress Chi Chi Valenti, a goth club matron
  • Eileen Letchworth as Mrs. Larson
  • Andersen Gabrych as Banning
  • Michael Cavadias as Hazleton
  • Heather Litteer as Kitty Boots
  • Matthew Faust and Tyler Morgan as Fraternity Pledges
  • Jesse Adams as a very butch doorman
  • Nancy Arons as Trailer-trash Mommie
  • James K. Baylis, Michael Buckley and Casey Dickerson as Empress Chi Chi's attendants
  • Bear Sheppard as Twirling Stevie
  • Susan Childs as Stevie extra (uncredited)


The film's original music was composed by Marty Beller. The soundtrack features well known icons of the gothic subculture such as The Cure, Bauhaus, Claire Voyant and electronic music artists Velvet Acid Christ, and Apoptygma Berzerk.

Awards and nominations


Won (4)

L.A. Outfest

Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

Torino International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

  • Audience Award - Best Feature Film (Todd Stephens)

Toronto Inside Out Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival

  • Audience Award - Best feature film or video (Todd Stephens)

Nominated (1)

Torino International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

  • Best Feature Film (Todd Stephens)

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