The topic of Clark and Korine’s “Kids” came up recently. Now that we’re working with teens in television, a recent group of folks on a crew started talking about influences and New York in the early 90’s.
I remember hating the film and being fascinated by it. Wishing it had never dirtied my mind (the rape etc) and also enjoying the neutrality of its outlook and the verite zest of its approach.
I came across this piece today, (featured on Narratively and written by Caroline Rothstein, nice work all around) — an exhaustive revisiting of the boys and girls of “Kids”.