Troubled teens Jordan White (James Duval) – a sweetly vapid California stoner – and his fiery girlfriend Amy Blue (Rose McGowan) – who can’t complete a sentence without using the word “fuck” – rescue a psychotic bisexual adolescent drifter named Xavier Red (Johnathon Schaech) from a violent gang of homophobes (played by members of the industrial band Skinny Puppy).
Later that night, the three of them find themselves at the scene of an accidental convenience store murder, which forces them into an uncomfortable intimacy as they flee the scene of the crime.
Together, they embark on a drug-fueled, sex-and-violence-filled road trip through an America full of psychos and Quickie Marts, where no matter what they buy, the bill always adds up to $6.66.
An uneasy sexual triangle forms as they hop from one cheap motel room to the next and – thanks mostly to Xavier – leave a trail of bloody corpses behind them.
There’s no real plot to speak of, and the film is chock full of swearing, sex, beheadings, disembowellings, and crude humour.
There is (repeated) masturbation, homosexuality, pissing, decapitation, rape and a man licking his own sperm. It’s certainly surreal, and it’s most assuredly a comedy, but The Doom Generation may be a little too much to bear for most viewers.
It’s certainly not one for the faint-hearted.
Watch out for cameo appearances from Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction (as a Stop ‘n’ Go clerk), The Love Boat‘s Lauren Tewes (as a TV anchorwoman), former Brady Bunch star Christopher Knight (as a TV anchorman), Married . . . With Children star Amanda Bearse (as a barmaid), former Ironside star Don Galloway as an FBI agent, Dustin Nguyen from 21 Jump Street (as a Quickie Mart clerk), comedian Margaret Cho (as a clerk’s wife), and Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss (as a liquor store clerk).
Quickie Mart Clerk
Stop ‘n’ Go Clerk
Liquor Store Clerk
Zak Spears (as Khristofor Rossianov)