Film / Nowhere

Nowhere is a 1997 movie written and directed by Gregg Araki as the third part of his "Teen Apocalypse Trilogy", following Totally ***ed Up and The Doom Generation.

It's a bizarre, surreal and sex-saturated black comedy set in a vaguely futuristic and apocalyptic Los Angeles, filled with petty, pretty, vacuous, bisexual, drug-addled teen friends. Throughout the movie, they get abducted by aliens, killed, or commit suicide amidst lots of Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll as they try to get to an exclusive, rave-type party for more of the same. It is described as "90210 on acid" on the VHS cover box, which is apt.


  • Corrupt Church: The televangelist that makes teens commit suicide.
  • Cringe Comedy: Lots of talk about bodily functions and diseases.
    Cowboy: Did you hear about Marcus? His butt hole fell out and he has to have surgery!
    Dark: Oh, Henry.
  • Depraved Homosexual: Pretty much all of the main characters. The ones that don't fit are simply not (explicitly) homosexual.
  • Drugs Are Bad: The world is going to end because everyone is a bisexual drug user.
  • Everybody Has Lots of Sex
    Dingbat: Have you ever like - I know it's none of my business or anything but - I kinda heard this rumor that you're kinda like waiting for the right person?
    Ducky: That is not true. Kay? I've done it. I'm so sure.
    Dingbat: With who?!
    Ducky: Lots of people a bunch of different times. Okay?
    Dingbat: Oh.
  • Mind Screw: Has its moments, such as the alien sub-plot that goes on in the background.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Most of the cast.
    Egg: Well, I mean my real name's Polly, but my friends all call me Egg. Dweeby, I know. But it just kinda stuck.
  • Phone Booth: No one has a cell phone!
  • Sorry, I'm Gay: Lucifer's fist when a guy asks, "My jizz on your face?"
  • The Stoner: Bart and Handjob mostly, but everyone else too