Larry Clark directed the gritty, controversial 1996 film Kids, and now, ten years later, hes turning his explicit lens on another group of underage unknowns for Wassup Rockers, which hits theaters this summer.
Clark argues that while the real-life Rockers stars are teen underdogs, too, thats about all theyve got in common with the Kids crew.
According to Clark, These were not actors, they played themselves up there, and it was a really rough directing them, I got the sþþþþ beat outta me shooting this film.
Clark says following a bunch of so-called Mexican Ramones from South Central who battle prejudice both in their own hood and in Beverly Hills in a quest to skate famous spots in Los Angeles is well worth the beating if it fights stereotypes.
Clark hopes that by getting to know these kids, a world of opportunities will be opened for them, adding: I know Im gonna try to do my part.
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