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My Own Private Idaho

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Gus Van Sant’s film and the ’90s cult of the alternative

Gus Van Sant’s 1991 indie darling My Own Private Idaho perplexed and provoked, inspiring a new ethos for a new decade: being different was...

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- Fans of My Own Private Idaho and director Gus Van Sant - Pop culture fans, and readers of the Pop Classics series - Readers interested in LGBTQ representation - GenXers and those who came of age...

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My Own Private Idaho — fragmented and saturated with colour and dirt and a painfully beautiful masculinity — also crept into popular media, and its influence can still be traced. R.E.M. Portlandia...

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