Excerpt: Four listless and bored college girls are feeling that old irresistible itch for adventure and are certain that a week of unbridled rebellion in Florida holds the answer. Woefully short of funds to finance their devious enterprise, they follow Quentin Tarantino’s sage advice to all would-be criminals and rob a coffee shop.
Excerpt: The diabolical genius of Harmony Korine is that his films are so cloistered by self-consciousness and movie-movie artifice that all criticisms leveled against them are subject to the Pee-wee Herman Effect: “I meant to do that.” Think Gummo is an unseemly mix of poetry and exploitation? “I meant to do that.” Balk at Trash Humpers ’ total disregard for composition, depth, and meaningful connection between one scene and the next? “I meant to do that.