I bore people to death all the time talking about Jon Savage’s book Teenage: The Creation of Youth. I can’t help it; it’s bloody brilliant. It should be required reading for anyone with a job in fashion, culture, journalism or Daily Mail commenting.
Some time ago, a film based on the book was discussed and I have been patiently awaiting its release ever since; mostly by lurking the blog, which is brilliant and a constant source of inspiration for me.
Well hip, hip hooray the day is here; the film gets its UK premiere at the BFI on 10 October with tickets for all of £12.50. There’s also a screening at the Ritzy in Brixton on 11 October and then at the Vue West End on 13 October – Brixton is £12.50 too, with the Vue screening at a princely £16.
I swear there was a trailer knocking around, but I can’t find it now – so instead, enjoy this snippet from 80 Blocks from Tiffanys; a 1979 documentary about gangs in the Bronx which the blog looked at here.