Following the intertwining lives of six young gay and lesbian characters through a Godardian structure of fifteen separately titled sections, Araki creates a vivid portrait of everyday teenage pressures compounded by a host of extraordinary burdens.
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There is a bit of pseudo-documentary in this one that doesn't really line up with the other two films in the trilogy, and it isn't nearly as wacky in dialogue/sets. I loved this one but I feel like a big part of the teen-apocalypse trilogy is that there are these candy-coated/exaggerated teenage lifestyles gone haywire, whereas this movie is more of a glimpse at the everyday (kind of normal) lives of gay teens.
at first i was confused by the division of the film but as it passed it seemed that in its exaggeration which becomes kinda humourous and trashyness, you, sort of, start to grow to like the characters and the stories even with the vagueness attached to it
i feel like this one really grounds the trilogy. 'doom generation' on it's own probably would have been too abrasive for me if i didn't have this for a foundation, for context. and i will never get over his eye for shot composition. always beautiful, at least in the 90's.