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The Doom Generation (1995)

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Jordan White and Amy Blue, two troubled teens, pick up an adolescent drifter, Xavier Red. Together, the threesome embark on a sex and violence-filled journey through an America of psychos and quickiemarts.

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Jordan White and Amy Blue, two troubled teens, pick up an adolescent drifter, Xavier Red. Together, the threesome embark on a sex and violence-filled journey through an America of psychos and quickiemarts.

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A Heterosexual Film by Gregg Araki. See more »


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Rated R for strong vicious violence, graphic sexuality, pervasive strong language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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27 October 1995 (USA)  »

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$259,319 (USA)
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The names of the lead characters - Amy Blue and Jordan White - were inspired by cartoonist Mark Beyer's early-90's underground comic strip "Amy & Jordan". In the strip, Amy and Jordan, a couple, often find themselves in terrible or grotesque situations. See more »

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[first lines]
Amy Blue: Fuck.
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"A Heterosexual Movie by Gregg Araki" See more »

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References The Sixth Sense (1972) See more »

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Written by Aphex Twin (as Richard D James)
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satirical look at a generation
23 April 2004 | by (byron, il) – See all my reviews

Gregg Araki's Doom Generation is a satirical look at a generation that has been played out in cookie cutter versions of Gen X films. Don't get me wrong, Doom Generation is a little more "visual" than let's say, "Reality Bites," but then so is "Nowhere." The graphic nature of the violence and language play into Araki's satire and even the subliminal messages throughout the film play into the hands of those who look upon the "Gen-X" films as hip because we all go to a coffee house. Capitalism is evident in these films because of all the product placement, but we are not supposed to give in to this commercialism. Giving into this wasteland of over-marketed products is what Gen-X'ers say that they will not do while wearing their $60 Tommy pants and sipping on a $6.00 latte. Araki does what any brilliant director would do in this situation: make THE DOOM GENERATION.


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