Mod Fuck Explosion

Jon Moritsugu’s underground film must have been the epitome of cool back in 1994; since then the movie has crossed over from cool to cute, but like its teenage heroes, it goes its own way. A retro plot about warring gangs of mods and rockers collides with Moritsugu’s more timely exasperation with Asian stereotypes in U.S. media; obnoxious punk conceits such as a garden of raw meat are undercut by a tender romance between two virgins deeply concerned about their sexual adequacy. Given the unprintable title, sick jokes, and defiantly low-grade look, this won’t be showing up on Netflix anytime soon, but no one can say it hasn’t survived its moment.