Adam is much like the other kids in most Clark films, troubled, young and eager to have sex with whoever's willing. The difference in Marfa Girl when compared to some of his other films is that it doesn't feel so much like a documentary this time around.
Marfa Girl actually has a plot which is still wild as ever, but this one seems to have an message which isn't necessarily lost in shock value.
Now, no one really knows what Clark's true intentions are when making such films, but this one captures the story of several misguided souls within a small town called Marfa.
Yeah, it's an actual town in Texas. Adam(Mediano) is the lead character in the film, as he plays a young man living in a "Nowhere's Ville" town just trying to graduate high school and stay out of trouble.
The biggest problem Adam faces being in the middle of nowhere is "How do you stay out of trouble when that's all that's out there?".
So of course the usual intoxicants are all at the ready, per Clark standard issue, to help Adam find his way. But will he figure things out before the drama in this dead end town swallows him whole?
A Word About About Clark Films
Now aside from being in-your-face edgy, Clark films capture a side of the world that big productions are afraid to show.
Clark's films show the impact that idle time and lack of resources can have on today's youth. All one has to do is look at all the mischief going on in the world today to know that even at the start, Clark told the truth.
Teens across the country are having sex way too young, abusing drugs and alcohol, all while trying to cope with a hopeless future. Now of course, most of the kid's stories featured in Clark's films live in impoverished neighborhoods where there is no such thing as a good day, but the images are spot on.
Take a walk through any high school and your bound to see a pregnant teenager or a kid looking to score drugs. This is the world we live in and as harsh as it is, it's only going to keep getting worse unless there is a mindset shift.
Today's children need to realize that there is another way to cope with poverty and misfortune rather than throwing themselves to the wolves. They need to see a renewed strength in family, stronger values in school and a support system that they can depend on.
What they don't need is more drugs, more violence and vacant parents trying to make up for their own lost childhood. It's tough times out here, but hopefully if each person does their part to make a difference..maybe we can save the next Marfa Girl.
After Watching, Marfa Girl...
One has to wonder where Clark will go next. What pain in society will his next story bring to the surface. He's already shown just how "F'd" a lot of children's futures are because of poor parenting.
But what will he take on next? Only time will tell...
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