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Refreshing alternative to the ouvre
on 31 July 2000
I first saw this movie with my mates after seeing 'The Doom Generation', the 1995 film from the same director. 'Nowhere' is in fact the second film in the trilogy by Gregg Araki. I think that this is definitely the best. It offers a refreshing slant on the analysis of youth culture, and with all these feel good teen movies around, it's intriguing to find an inspirational and in-your-face contribution to the ouvre. The narrative focuses on Dark (played by James Duval), a sexually confused and enigmatic character who tries to un-ravel the meaning behind his feelings. However, we don't just observe life through his eyes. Oh no. The other characters seem to tackle a variety of recognisable and not so recognisable issues, ranging from bulemia to bondage! I really do encourage you to see this movie, and if you're a bit of a celebrity craving pundit, then you'll also appreciate the cast. Rachel True (The Craft), Nathan Bexton (Go), Ryan Phillippe (Cruel Intentions), Heather Graham (Austin powers 2), Mena Suvari (American Beauty)all star. Plus, there are appearances from Denise Richards, Christina Applegate, Rose McGowan, Shannon Doherty and the porn star Traci Lords! And look out for a surprising and risque storyline involving 'Baywatch's' Jaason Simmons. If you don't appreciate the post-modern stylings of this movie, you'll at least love the exxagerated, hilarious one-liners that they often spout out. Gregg Araki is a director who doesn't get near enough recognition for his work. i really think that this style of film-making will be the future of the genre. Cheers Niall and Joel for introducing this movie to me. Go see it, or i'll have to "have my ball hairs burned off with an acetylene torch". And look out for his new movie 'Splendor'.