Doom Generation : A Gregg Araki Film
Director and Influences
Gregg Araki. The 80's. American culture. Poorly compared to Oliver Stone.
Amy Blue, Jordan White, Xavier Red. (Rose McGowan, James Duval, Jonathon Schaech) : full names revealed at the end credits as "true" americans (red, white and blue, geddit?)
They come together to find real meaning in life - at the beginning of the film they are fractured souls, at the end they are whole.
Anarchic road trip through violent&religous America.
Mistaken identity and right wing rhetoric : if someone doesn't want them sexually, they want them dogmatically, or otherwise dead. When they are about to reach Nirvana - they are struck down by the forces of evil (who think they are good. Ironically).
Motel Rooms and Abandoned Warehouse. The bleak side of L.A - no prominence : all is cheap and bland and boring. Mixed in with an ironic slogan world - "Welcome to Hell" "Shoplifters will be executed" "The rapture is coming" etc
Underlying 666 joke - the prices, addresses etc
Cinematographer - Jim Fealy : propels the colour like Kubrick did in "A Clockwork Orange". Like a lucid dream.