''Kids'' is a 1995 Drama film directed by Larry Clark and written by [[Creator/HarmonyKorine Harmony Korine]]

Leo Fitzpatrick and Justin Pierce star as Telly and Casper, two New York teenagers of around 17. [[KidAnova Telly's mission in life is to deflower virgins, referring to himself as the "virgin surgeon"]]. His latest sexual conquest has been Jennie (Creator/ChloeSevigny). The film charts a day in Telly and Casper's lives, as they go about their daily activities of [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy using black slang]], smoking pot, shoplifting, beating up a passerby who crosses them in the park, and attending midnight raves, whilst Jennie and her friend Ruby (Creator/RosarioDawson) attempt to track them down and give Telly some information of life-and-death importance.

The film was extremely controversial for its frank, unabashed depiction of teen sexuality, deliquency and drug use, landing it an NC-17 rating. It is notable for using untrained actors actually recruited from the street (this was Sevigny and Dawson's debut). Critical reception of it was mixed, with some calling it "a wakeup call to America's youth" and others decrying as nothing more than a glorified [[ExploitationFilm exploitation film]] bordering on child porn. Such is the case with all of Larry Clark's films.

!!This film provides examples of:

* AdultsAreUseless: It's not that the parents don't care, it's just that they are completely clueless.
* BigApplesauce
* ClusterFBomb: About 90% of the dialogue in this movie consists of profanity.
* CurbStompBattle: The skateboard scene in the park.
* DeathBySex: Not before the end of the movie, but eventually.
* DudeShesLikeInAComa: In the next-to-last scene, a girl is raped while unconscious.
* DrugsAreBad
* GoodBadGirl: Ruby's extensive resume of sexual experience is actually kind of astonishing, but she's really a very sweet girl.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Telly and Casper.
* InstantSeduction: Occurs not once, but twice, the first time involving Telly talking a young virgin into having sex in literally a minute and a half.
* {{Irony}}: Quite a bit.
** Ruby ''really'' gets around, but it's [[spoiler:Jennie]] that turns up HIV-positive.
** See LaserGuidedKarma for what happens to the rapist.
** Among Telly's stupid ideas about virgins, he particularly cherishes the idea that the girl will remember him for the rest of her life. Cut to Ruby telling a bunch of giggling girls that she can't even remember the ''name'' of her first. About Telly himself, Jennie states flat out that "It wasn't that he took my virginity. It was that he never spoke to me again!"
* KidAnova: Telly.
* LaserGuidedKarma: The rapist probably contracted HIV.
** Probably not, actually. Female-to-male transmission rates for vaginal sex are about 0.04%, about once in every 2500 sexual encounters.
* NatureAdoresAVirgin: Telly is ''obsessed'' with the allure of virgins and virginity.
* ParentalAbandonment: The kids' parents are hardly seen or mentioned.
* PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy
* RapeAsDrama: A more complicated version. The victim is an AIDS victim. The subtext would tend to indicate the victim is much more concerned for the rapist.
* ReallyGetsAround: Telly and Ruby.
* SexIsEvil: It's not exactly clear if the characters have sex because they're evil, or if they're evil because they have sex, but there's a definite correlation in there somewhere.
* TeensAreMonsters: Well duh. It's a Larry Clark film.
* VillainProtagonist: Telly
* WildTeenParty: The climax takes place at one of these.