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The Doom Generation
Directed by Gregg Araki • 1995 • United States, France
Starring James Duval, Rose McGowan, Johnathon Schaech
Newly restored to its audacious, uncut glory, the blistering second installment in Gregg Araki’s Teenage Apocalypse Trilogy is a wild, meth- and fast-food-fueled joyride through the fringes of a menacing, weirdo America. Shortly after picking up the dangerously alluring drifter Xavier Red (Johnathon Schaech), teenage lovers Jordan White (James Duval) and Amy Blue (Rose McGowan) embark on a violent, kinky, black-comic road trip through a wasteland of convenience stores and motels populated by neo-Nazis and Amy’s ex-lovers. Swirling Godardian cool with a queer, punk defiance, Araki issues a sexy and shocking vision of Gen X nihilism careening toward oblivion.