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The Doom Generation

Thu, Sep 26 / 7 pm

Dir. Gregg Araki
Starring James Duval, Rose McGowan, and Johnathon Schaech
83 minutes.

A road-trip film like no other, and the second in Gregg Araki’s Teenage Apocalypse trilogy, The Doom Generation (1995) established Rose McGowan as a rising star in her role as Amy Blue, a potty-mouthed, Goth-slut diva. Wallowing in a boring relationship with her high-school sweetheart Jordan White (James Duval), Amy is swept up by the alluring drifter Xavier Red (Johnathon Schaech) as he escapes from danger by falling into her car.

The ménage à trois embarks on a crime spree across America and develops intimacy as they encounter a bizarre cast of characters played by Parker Posey, Maragret Cho, Perry Farrell, and the Canadian electronic music group Skinny Puppy, all of whom swear they know Amy. While their trip grows darker, everything they purchase equals the price $6.66, and the three discover the shadows of the American dream. 

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