where are larry clark's 'kids' now?
We look at what the cast has been up to for the last two decades.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Larry Clark's Kids. A film that needs no introduction two decades after its release, Kids was the first film to truly explore teenagedom through an unfiltered lens. And cultural impact aside, in 2015, the film still remains relatively unique. Thirteen, Kidulthood and Skins followed, as well as a slew of other Clark films exploring similar themes, each met with their own public outcry of indecency. Yet beyond this handful, extreme depictions of teenage nihilism like Kids remain few and far between.
Given our current Instagram-induced 90s nostalgia trip, the film has firmly secured itself a place in our overly fetishized 90s hall of fame. Not even Clark's most recent, heavily panned foray into hedonistic Parisian teen revelry, The Smell of Us, could devalue his original. Thus, next month when the cast reunites in celebration of 20 years, all of them can presumably be grateful they were cast off the street and awarded a part in a film that made history. It served as the launch pad for many of their successful acting careers. Fully-fledged adults these days, here (in no particular order-ish) is where some of Larry Clark's Kids are now.
Chloë Sevigny - Jennie
A feature of multiple i-D shoots and covers over the years, Sevigny has gone on to enjoy perhaps the most prolific career of all. You need not look further than her newly released eponymous photo book, a collection of different images of her over the last 20 years, to confirm her status as the mean scene indie queen.
Rosario Dawson - Ruby
Following a more mainstream path than Sevigny, Dawson has also enjoyed a similar ascent to fame since her 1995 film debut. She's got a few more Hollywood blockbusters to her name: Men in Black, Sin City and Percy Jackson to name a few.
Catch her in the Daily Mail wearing stuff and doing things!
Leo Fitzpatrick - Telly
While Sevigny and Dawson presumably have only good things to say about their involvement, Leo Fitzpatrick revealed he's been subjected to public abuse from people who believed his character to be real. While this may perhaps be a testament to a stellar and convincing performance as 'the virgin surgeon,' Fitzpatrick's career didn't enjoy the meteoric rise one might have expected.
As well as appearing in The Wire, Sons of Anarchy and Bully — and making a hilarious guest appearance on Broad City — he's been concentrating on art. You can find him at Marlborough Chelsea as the newly appointed gallery director, or running his own gallery.
Jon Abrahams - Steven
A familiar face but never a leading man, Abrahams has enjoyed a steady stream of work and a career perhaps best described as "OMFG, this is so annoying. Where do I recognize him from?'" Probably Scary Movie, or Meet the Parents. Or this?
Check him out in the upcoming EDM coming of age drama We Are Your Friends alongside Zac Efron and Emily Ratajkowski from the Blurred Lines video. Seriously.
Harmony Korine - Fidget
Both star and writer of the film, Korine has become known for his darkly comedic and surreal films, and to this day still enjoys a reception of love and hate in equal measure from fans and critics. You probably know him as the director of Spring Breakers, but did you also know he filmed Above the Below, the film about that time David Blane lived in a plexiglass box above the Thames for 44 days? Iconic.
Look out for his upcoming Miami-rap-revenge-thriller followup to the seminal Spring Breakers called The Trap, starring Idris Elba, Al Pacino, Robert Pattinson, James Franco and Benicio del Toro.