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The 1990s saw a significant shift in pop culture from the hair bands of the late 1980s to grunge and, more noticeably, the emergence of rap and hip-hop culture.  Personalities like Tupac, Notorious B.I.G., and Spike Lee made an enormous impact on the country, and directors David Andalman and Mariko Munro chronicle the idolization of hip-hop culture by white kids in their new film Milkshake.  While the time period and semi-racist/ridiculous thought process of the film’s main character make for a unique and fairly entertaining experience, Milkshake fails to expand the premise into anything substantial. Jolie Jolson (Tyler Ross) is a white teenager growing up in the mid 1990s that has an obsession with the “thug life” for all the wrong reasons.  Jolson reveres hip-hop culture and wishes desperately that he was black, and he sees making the Varsity basketball team as his ticket to being “thugged out. »

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