White Girls – Hilton Als


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This is an extraordinary, complex portrait of ‘white girls’, an expansive but precise category that encompasses figures more diverse than you might think. With blazing intelligence and insight, Als travels through the last decades of the 20th century, from Flannery O’Connor’s rural South, through Michael Jackson in the Motown years, to Jean Michel Basquiat and the AIDS epidemic in 90s New York, in order to unravel the tangled notions of sexual and racial identity that have led us to where we are today.