Long Weekend, The (1988)

The Long Weekend (aka O' Despair), Gregg Araki's second feature, was aesthetically similar to the first, a low-budgeter shot in black-and-white. Centering again on "fucked-up people," it was made with a light parodic touch, combined with sympathy for the malaise of youth culture.

Some young marginals, gay and straight, gather at the apartment of a depressed friend and spend the weekend trying to figure out their confused identities and troubled relationships.