now i know all of you freaks have seen the movie kids and were affected by it in some way. telly, rosario dawsons character “ruby”, “i have no legs”, the make out scene in the beginning, the skateboard fight, the final scene!!!! super intense.
i feel like everyone knew someone in high school who was similar to one of these characters.
larry clark touched on all the subjects that interested me when i was younger: sex, drug abuse, skater boys, lust (is that the same as sex?). who am i kidding? these things still interest me.
before larry was a film maker he was a normal amphetamine injecting teenager in his hometown of tulsa. ok, i’m joking, that’s definitely not “normal”. either way, this is where he began photographing his friends and the suburban drug scene they existed in. you can see his early work on display now at the C/O Berlin gallery. who’s coming with me?