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  • Send a Gorilla

    Send a Gorilla

    Good grief, how many plotlines are in this thing, and do any of them make any sense? The ostensible frame story is a singing telegram company running amok with too many orders to complete on valentine's day, but then we've got a cheating boyfriend, a child custody battle, an essential opera audition that might be missed, a vindictive landlord, a chocolate strawberry hold-up, a lost dog reward, it just goes on and on, usually all at once. And what was…

  • Hot Child in the City

    Hot Child in the City

    Despite this box art and title (complete with title theme song!!) this culminates in a moment where the lead tells off a slut-shaming cop by saying something like "Women don't get killed because they say yes to men. They get killed for saying no." Which, okay, is a low bar and this is still lots of hot garbage in the city (kinda pop new wave LA after every trace of punk had vanished) but someone was at least making a…

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  • Wojnarowicz: F**k You F*ggot F**ker

    Wojnarowicz: F**k You F*ggot F**ker

    Essential punk energy. Deep archives. Images that burn. Desolation is possibility. Healthcare is a human right. Silence = death.

  • Totally Fucked Up

    Totally Fucked Up

    Someone warned me that this was about 85 percent teen angst, but they failed to tell me that the other 15 percent was postmodern video diary structuralism, complete with Dennis Cooper name check. And I can't not love that early Araki energy, or the way gay fiction of this era posits a universe where straight people are relegated to background plot points at best. One of the leads gets seduced by the promise of rare Nine Inch Nails bootlegs, but honestly the whole early 90s industrial/fuzz zeitgeist soundtrack is a delight.