February 22, 2015 § Leave a comment

I wondered today if Cruel Summer wasn’t something like the perfect pop video (at least according to my aesthetics): great prole-glam wardrobe, girls at once languid & overexcited, casual hatred of cops & work, a baking portrait of early 80s New York, in its last moments as a habitable city, like a thumbnail of Chantal Akerman’s News from Home w/ all its sense of disappearing beauty


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