Kidulthood (stylised as KiDULTHOOD
) is a 2006 urban crime/drama film about the lives of several teenagers in inner west London and is generally seen as the first British Hood Film
. Set in Inner West London
during the 2000s
, it depicts, over a day
, the lives of working-class teenagers
revolving around aggressive and lawless behaviour with recreational drug taking, under-age drinking, sex, crime & violence all of which is based on Real Life
. The movie was written by Noel Clarke
of Doctor Who
fame who portrayed the The Antagonist
and would later write, direct and star in its sequels
. The first sequel Ad ULTHOOD
was released in 2008 and the final entry in the trilogy; Brotherhood
, was released in 2016.
KiDULTHOOD features examples of:
- Author Avatar: Trife's character is based largely around Noel Clarke and is the main protagonist of the story.
- Batter Up!: Sam Peele is seen in the posters for the film holding a baseball bat. In the film he has one in his room which he uses to threaten Jay & Moony when he catches them in his home, and in the film's climax uses it to beat down and ultimately kill Trife.
- Chekhov's Gun: The baseball bat Sam is seen brandishing in the posters is used to kill Trife.
- The Yardies: Uncle Curtis with a Jamaican accent and the slang to emphasise.