Reminder to All: See Suburbia, Ms Spheeris’ 1984 Film

You should make a point to see Penelope Spheeris’ Suburbia (’84), because, even though it’s about annoying punks trying to create a home outside L.A., it’s an alluring, diacritical impression of that time. And The Pet Shop Boys worshiped it.

About Stephen Slaughter Head

Stephen Slaughter Head co-founded the much-loved movie news website IGN FilmForce. He has more than 2,000 published articles at His filmmaking interviews, reviews and features have been published at AOL, Script magazine, Esquire magazine and the Boston Phoenix. He is also the host of the Diabolique Webcast at You can contact him directly on Twitter at

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