I watched Nowhere by Gregg Araki some months ago and was kinda amaaaazed at the perfect 90s vibe of the MTV’s nihilist generation paired with super sweet and super cruel tweens all wearing fabulous outfits, all in this weird tale of trivial tweenagedom with some light trippy sci-fi and the cruelty of life. Aka the perfect thing for this/a blog. I planned to make this post aaaages ago but then I’d somehow misplaced the stills I’d made and forgot about it. Gregg Araki is a self-professed ‘homo film maker’ and deals with queerness in a way that expresses this awesome quintessential zeitgeist of the tween generation with in this kind of non-annoying kooky way with strangely endearing characters dealing with some real issues in a light-hearted way which of course shows us how this past generation has dealt with things. I’ve yet to see his later films though! But I think it’s safe to say I am already in love. It’s kind of like Clueless paired with Party Monster, combined with some vibes of My So Called Life and then some but then again it’s nothing like those things at all either, it is so much more with some cute people and outfits thrown in. Anyway, these are all stills from his trilogy ‘Teenage Apocalyse’.
SO MUCH LOVE for Christina Appelgate in this film! She rocks those braces like nobody else could.
Nowhere was my favourite of this bunch, The Doom Generation was cool but very cruel at the end, Totally Fucked Up feels as if Araki hadn’t yet found its niche.