The Kids (2021)
August 15, 2022 11:37 AM - Subscribe

26 years after indie cult classic Kids was released to an unsuspecting nation, this documentary explores the divergent paths of the original cast, delivering an unflinching look back at one of the most iconic films of the 1990's.
posted by geoff. (8 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Very interested in seeing Chloe Sevigny's career path to where she started making videos about liking toast.
posted by LionIndex at 11:48 AM on August 15, 2022

Oh man, I remember that in my town's video store (yes, yes, I'm old) there were two movies that had a sticker on them that said "very, very R, must be 18 to rent." Those movies were Kids and Clerks.
posted by Ragged Richard at 11:54 AM on August 15, 2022 [2 favorites]

The tangental to the post, but I remember when Greg the Bunny did a "spoof" of Kids and even that was pretty damn brutal.
posted by miss-lapin at 12:55 PM on August 15, 2022 [3 favorites]

I turned the film off a few minutes in, because it turned me off that quickly, but, oddly enough, I liked reading about it elsewhere (threads on the blue here and here, this article linked from the second one); maybe it's because it lets me get the gist of the film without experiencing the ugliness directly. I guess what I'm saying is that I may watch this without ever having actually seen Kids itself. Where's it showing/streaming?
posted by Halloween Jack at 7:28 PM on August 15, 2022 [1 favorite]

I'm trying desperately to find the Greg the Bunny episode or short that spoofed it. Wikipedia has a pretty comprehensive summary of all the spoofs and Kids doesn't come up! Do you recall anything more? Was it just a small section of a larger plot because they did a lot of episodes that were pure spoofs.
posted by geoff. at 5:23 AM on August 16, 2022

As I recall, it wasn't the greg the bunny show, but greg the bunny hosting the movie so basically hosting segments before and after the movie. It was just a 3 minute spoof of the movie with various stuffed animals playing the parts. I remember the "Walking in on the virginity losing" scene specifically. I think that's about as clear as my memory gets on that. I could be wrong that it was greg the bunny, but that's how I remember it.
posted by miss-lapin at 12:37 PM on August 16, 2022

Darn, well surprisingly all of Kids is on YouTube
posted by geoff. at 12:47 PM on August 16, 2022

Ugh, I saw Kids in the theater and it actively repulsed me. I never watched it again and honestly wish I'd never seen it.
posted by Julnyes at 2:02 PM on August 18, 2022

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