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Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Indie Pick O' The Day: The Doom Generation

I love the tagline for this film: Sex. Mayhem. Whatever.

The film being referred here is none other than the wild, hipster, androgynous thriller The Doom Generation. This eccentric flick directed by none other than the master of emo indies himself Mr. Gregg Araki. Another film of his was reviewed by NYIndieSeen called Nowhere, which is just as stylish as The Doom Generation. After I rented Nowhere I became obsessed with Araki's auteur film style and decided to see what other films he's made....well that's when this movie came into my life.

The Doom Generation is two hipster loners Jordan White and Amy Blue who have nothing else better to do in their unfulfilled lives than to wander aimlessly on a journey to nowhere. During their journey, they meet Xavier. The threesome grow a VERY close relationship that involves sex, drugs, and a violent killing spree into the life of shoplifting and intimate bonds with psychotics.

The movie is out there and certainly not for everyone. But if you're really into avant garde stylized films than this is the one to rent...or shall we say the one to Netflix. You may not get all of Araki's message in the film, but its probably because he doesn't want you to.

The film has a large number of celebrity cameos, but the principle players star Rose McGowan, James Duval, and Johnathon Schaech.

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