Disenfranchised Youth and the Suburban Wasteland in ‘Ghost World’

Terry Zwigoff’s 2001 film Ghost World encapsulates the life of the disillusioned teen. Based on Dan Clowes graphic novel of the same name, the cult classic is a sardonic insight into late-adolescence ennui, as seen through the eyes of its ‘too cool for school’ protagonist Enid (Thora Birch) and featuring her best friend Rebecca (Scarlett Johansson). Though joined at the hip in their cynicism, the … Continue reading Disenfranchised Youth and the Suburban Wasteland in ‘Ghost World’