Actress Natalie Shershow Talks ‘My Summer as a Goth’

Oh, the goth scene. I remember when it boomed in the ’90s. I was in high school and suddenly many of my non-descript friends who tended to lay low were suddenly decked out in all black and sporting eyeliner. Marilyn Manson t-shirts were a common sight, and so were the trips to the principal’s office for “distracting” attire.

Decades on and I was totally unaware that the movement was still going on. Or at least it is still relevant enough to be basis for a film starring American Vandal‘s Natalie Shershow. We spoke with Ms. Shershow about her transition from the average teenager into a pale bride of the night in our exclusive interview below:

My Summer as a Goth will be available on streaming services November 11th!


After the sudden death of her father, 16-year-old, Joey Javitts is sent to stay with her eccentric grandparents while her author mother promotes her latest novel. Joey promptly falls for the beguiling Goth boy next door, Victor, and is transformed by him and his merry band of misfits in black.

Set in present-day Portland, My Summer as a Goth navigates Joey’s relationships with her new friends, her family and herself, and will resonate with anyone who survived the social alienation of adolescence—and that first summer heartbreak.


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