Born in the USA

Posted in Film by downwithprince on April 27, 2010

“Wildwood, NJ” is a 1994 documentary by Carol Weaks/Cassidy and Ruth Leitman about the life of the working class girls and women in this small seaside carnival town, known for its confederate flags and overall trashiness and for not being quite the America many have in mind, where tough-talking, fatherless pre-teens and drawn-on-eyebrow women spent their summers on the boardwalk telling stories about family dramas, fist fights, and first sexual experiences in overlapping conversations. This documentary captures the cultural moment of the Jersey Shore in the late 80s/early 90s, when fashion was all-around classy and the girls were rocking big hair, giant plastic earrings, shoulderless shirts and cut off shorts made from high-waisted mom jeans.


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