After a devastating tornado in Xenia, Ohio, an already poverty stricken town is now completely disheveled. The bored youth pass the time with anything they find amusing such as sniffing glue, maiming and killing cats, and drunken chair wrestling. To the ordinary American culture these activities would likely be deemed destructive, cruel, or at minimum outlandish behaviors, but to them it is another days motivation to keep on living.
With the collaboration of multiple film mediums and dubbed stories told by the townies, Director Harmony Korine developed an experimental domestic tale foreign to its own nation. Through an informal narrative with Korines’ signature style, a plethora of unique individuals were put on display unwrapping one taboo after another. By capturing the obscure conducts of this distressed society living in complete filth, accentuated the disregard for normalcy adopting a new philosophy within the confines of their obliterated kingdom.
Along with the strange characters, the explicit subject matter exhibited was inexcusably unadulterated which only intensified the distressed mood of the situation. Whether viewers will be disturbed or inspired, this autonomy gives form to the exploration of the deepest human psyche, which helps mitigate the intolerance of a judgmental society.