Seems influenced by Frans Zwartjes, David Wojnarowicz and 60's porn among other threads . And while My Nightmare was shot more than twenty years after these artists gave us ground-breaking work, yet Richard Kern adds no new discernible distinction. It plays remarkably adolescent, however that's a large flair in Richard Kern's signature style: kinda punk, kinda mindlessly jejune and funny like loft geeks gone nasty.
I can't recall being able to identify with a film to this degree in a while. Universally relevant, yet apparently particular to Kern, this entertaining, intelligently made short might be the most successful of what I've seen from the director. Here we vicariously experience the frustrations and disappointments of the average schmoe without the imposed superiority of the schadenfreude-concerned comedy.