Fearlessly raw, angry, and unrestrained, the films of underground auteur Gregg Araki give voice to the angst and alienation of queer youth everywhere. Emerging as one of the edgiest and most vital voices of 1990s New Queer Cinema movement with radical provocations like TOTALLY F***ED UP and THE DOOM GENERATION, Araki channeled the disillusionment and despair of the AIDS era into transgressive, stylistically explosive howls of rage in the face of a homophobic society. With his haunting drama Mysterious Skin, Araki won widespread acclaim and cemented his status as one of independent cinema’s most uncompromising chroniclers of the outsider experience.
Directed by Gregg Araki • 1993 • United States
Starring James Duval, Roko Belic, Susan Behshid
The first film in Gregg Araki’s so-called Teenage Apocalypse Trilogy centers on six queer, alienated teenagers living in LA who form a makeshift family as they deal with the complications of love, mone...