Writer/director Gregg Araki returns with Kaboom
, a hyper-stylized, sex-drenched teenage romp that presents itself as a psychosexual murder mystery and turns into a wacky conspiracy-theory dark comedy, complete with secret societies and the threat of a nuclear holocaust. Araki draws upon themes presented in his acclaimed mid-’90s indie filcks, The Doom Generation
, and brings the same relentless eroticism, alienated adolescent hijinks, and So-Cal witticisms to a film that’s both a little campy and a little trashy.
Kaboom centers on Smith (Thomas Dekker), a bisexual college freshman who fantasizes about hooking up with h...