Claude and Ellen are best friends who live in a not-so-nice area of New York. They're involved in the subculture of 90s youth, complete with drugs, live music, and homophobia. All is ...
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Claude and Ellen are best friends who live in a not-so-nice area of New York. They're involved in the subculture of 90s youth, complete with drugs, live music, and homophobia. All is changed one night when a violent and meaningless death rocks their lives.Written by
Josh Pasnak <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Claude has a poster of the band Helium in her room. The leader of Helium, Mary Timony, appears in the film as the singer of the fictional band Coochie Pop and performs Helium's song "Hole in the Ground." See more »
Ellen cuts the back of her left hand with a razor blade. Moments later Claude feeds her pasta and there is not a scratch on her hand. See more »
Written & Performed by Ani DiFranco
Published by Righteous Babe Music (BMI)
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When reality threatens to be much more horrible than fiction
New York -1990s. Claude is a teenager of our time, daughter of a divorced mother who let her face the challenges of teenage alone. Not quite alone though, since her best friend Hellen is never very far. As different in temperament as they are in appearance, sturdy, self-effacing Claude and fragile, volatile Ellen have long been at the center of each other's universe. In fact, Claude loves Hellen but does not know quite yet how to express her homosexuality. Anyway, Hellen is not gay. But with school almost over and summer in the air, Claude and Ellen have begun to discover more of the world outside Claude's room. Claude has met people like Jesse, Luke and Lucy, who seem to understand her much better than Ellen does. Meanwhile, Ellen has a new boyfriend, a macho neighborhood guy who shows signs of being violent. So much so that he participates in the murder of Luke. Over the course of a few days, events lead Claude to question, for the first time ever, her friendship with Ellen. Will she have to let go of the person she loves most in order to be happy and true to herself? Tough times, where urban teenagers become adults if they are lucky, or else end up in drugs, in prison, or dead The type of movie we would like to believe is a horror fiction, rather than a picture of our nice so-called 'civilized' society.
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