The Doom Generation

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The Doom Generation ★★★ 1995 (R)

Alienated trio on the road trip to hell (doubling as L.A.). Beautiful 17-year-old druggie Amy Blue (McGowan), her sweetly dim boyfriend Jordan White (Du-val), and hot-tempered stud/drifter Xavier Red (Schaech) flee after Red kills a store clerk. They're basically from nowhere, going nowhere, and finding sex and (lots of gruesomely depicted) violence along the way. The subtitle, “A Heterosexual Movie by Gregg Araki,” may be technically accurate but the homoerotic subtext is very clear. Terrific performances. Second film in Araki's teen trilogy, following “Totally F* * * ked Up,” and preceding “Nowhere.” An unrated version is also available. 84m/C VHS, DVD . Parker Posey, Lauren Tewes, Christopher Knight, Margaret Cho, Skinny Puppy, Heidi Fleiss, Rose McGowan, James Duval, Johnathon Schaech; D: Gregg Araki; W: Gregg Araki; C: Jim Fealy; M: Don Gallo.