Directed by: Larry Clark, Ed Lachman
Starring: James Bullard (Shawn), Stephen Jasso (Claude), Tiffany Limos (Peaches), James Ransone (Tate), Adam Chubbuck (Ken Park), Wade Williams (Claude’s Dad), Amanda Plummer (Claude’s mother), Julio Oscar Mechoso (Peaches’ Dad), Maeve Quinlan (Hannah’s mother)
Country: United States
Genres: Teensploitation, Domestic Abuse, Incest, Infidelity, Gay, Old-Young, Family, Unsimulated Sex
Plot – Spoilers:
Set in California, Ken Park follows the lives of a bunch of skateboarders. Shawn is secretly fucking his girlfriend’s mother. Claude’s Dad doesn’t think he’s manly enough and picks on him whenever he’s in sight. Peaches lost her mother early on and obediently follows her bible thumping father’s diktats, but is kinky while with her boyfriend. Tate’s been brought up by his grandparents but can’t stand them mostly for their age, and gets off on autoerotic asphyxiation.
The adults in Ken Park seem on edge and you feel the tension every time they’re around each other or their kids. There are several twists from them and the teens, some of which you might see coming.