Director Gregg Araki's 'KABOOM' arrived
on DVD May 31.
The film took home the inaugural Queer
Palm prize at the Cannes Film Festival last year.
Reviewers have hailed the film as
Araki's return to themes he made relevant in his early successes such
as The Living End and The Doom Generation.
According to Anthony Kaufman at the
Thomas Dekker's Smith is a bisexual man who after eating some
hallucinogenic cookies, “finds himself embroiled in the gruesome
murder of an enigmatic red-haired-girl girl from his dreams.”
Smith and his college friends travel on a journey of sexual awakening
throughout the 86-minute movie. (The film's trailer is embedded in
the right panel of this page.)
The 23-year-old Dekker appears nude in
the movie's opening scene. Something he says he prefers.
“Honestly, I don't care about nudity
or sex,” Dekker
told gay glossy Next Magazine, referring to his
full-frontal shot in the movie. “I find it a lot harder to do
those emotional scenes than ones merely involving vanity. If I could
do every photo shoot and every scene naked, I would. It would be
easier. People have less to judge when you're naked.”