Gail (gailmarie) wrote,

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I just remembered that I need to write a paper for my English class. It must be based off a film that depicts a subculture.

In class we discussed "subculture" ad nauseum and here are the restraints:
- It cannot be a "community" (eg. gay, Asian, blind)
- It must be depicted in a movie
- The director must make some kind of stance (and we therefore agree or disagree with the director's portrayal of the subculture)

What I need is a subculture. My professor mentioned the following as examples:
- Punk
- Gangs
- Groopies

I had thoughts on the following:
- Dancers (a la Altman's The Company...but I haven't seen it, so I don't know if there's any commentary on "dancers" as a subculture. Yes? No? Anyone? Bueller?)
- Surfers
- Musicians/bands

A guy in my group is probably doing "Trekkies," and I'm sure there are a load of other geeky things that could be done, but I want to have some sort of knowledge on the topic.

What I'm asking for:
- Suggestions (+ films in which it is depicted)
- Brownie points if the idea actually appeals to me
- Double brownie points if you give me the director's intention

I know I have a lot of smart, savvy, movie-lovin' folk on my friends PLEASE! Help out! It's fun!!!

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