The novelty of the crudely-fashioned WILD STYLE is that it captured a lost era before inner-city rap music, hip-hop, and breakdancing became so ludicrously commercialized that even the Addams Family and Don Ameche (the latter in COCOON) turned into exemplars of the art. After a brief
theatrical release in 1983, WILD STYLE itself went back underground itself, until its belated home-video bow in 1998.
In the black and Latino New York City ghettos, colorful graffiti (especially on subway trains exteriors) is considered a legit art form and phantom scrawler "Zoro" a spray-can superstar. Zoro is really Raymond ("Lee" George Quinones), a mild-mannered guy in love...