A young man sits in a cactus green lit hallway, his hands folded. A young woman with short black hair rolls her head against a midnight blue background. She raises her arms. Olaf, standing sideways, his hands in his pockets, glances at the camera against the midnight blue background.
Against a white background, a light obscures a person as they walk. A young bald man dances in the cactus green lit hallway. Against a black background, Vanessa, Olaf and Karin sit on a gray couch.
A young woman with long auburn hair sits on the floor, against the black background and touches her face. She sticks out her tongue, flashing off her ring. The young woman with the short black hair holds up a silver asymmetrical piece of steel. A crowd of young people talk in the hallway.
Against a lapis background, Olaf’s face takes up the screen.
A young blonde haired with smudged eyeshadow peers into the camera. She sits on a children’s rocking elephant. Vanessa and Karin stand with the other young people against the lapis background.
On a red carpet, a monkey presses a button and a young woman in a red catsuit contorts her arms. The young people dance against a white background.
The young woman puts both hands on her head and looks around in the midnight blue room. She purses her lips and glances at the ceiling. The young people continue to dance against the white background. The monkey plays with the remote control.
The 90s damaged woman is unreachable. Moody and self-destructive, she won’t listen to any man. However, every man wants to save her. The teenagers, however, don’t have a clue and blindly follow current trends.
The young woman in the midnight blue bodysuit with glimmering, long eyelashes, is trapped in her own mind. She wants to people to stay away as she questions who she is and her own strength.
The young woman in the red catsuit lets others decide who she is. She’s controlled by the monkey and moves according to the push of a button. She has no agency and little thought of her own.
The young woman, wearing the smudged eyeshadow, has permanent liquor breath and a pharmacy in her purse. She goes over to her parents’ house and tries to play with her little sister’s toys. They gently tell her to leave and sober up.
The teenagers, though, in their preppy plaids and respectable crop tops, are dismissed as frivolous. They only care about dancing and the very moment they are in. There is no tomorrow. They still have a lot of growing up to do and copying edgy behavior.
Director: N/A Year: 1994
Pam Avoledo’s love of pop culture began in 1999 with the message boards dedicated to shows on the CW (then WB). She graduated from Oakland University in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism.
When she is not debating whether Dawson should’ve ended up with Joey, she looks at cute dog memes on social media.