Time Capsule

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I was so excited to find this documentary from 1996, shot in an American high school. It’s about two sisters who identified as riot grrrls, but who were known around school as the “dirty girls.” It is an incredible portrait of the ‘90s, of high school in general, and of what it is like to be a teenage outcast. It runs twenty minutes and was made by Michael Lucid, who was a senior in high school at the time (the girls were a bit younger). I was so happy to learn today that Christian Storm at Vice magazine tracked down the subjects, Amber and Harper, and spoke to them about their lives now and then. Turns out they are still just as independent and great. - Sheila Heti