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CRY-BABY: DOIN’ TIME FOR BEING YOUNG

Remember Johnyy Depp’s rockabilly-esque teen-flick, Cry-Baby?
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While most of the world put their focus on Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard relationship feud, let’s reminisce on Depp’s rockabilly-esque teen-flick, Cry-Baby.

The film centers on a group of delinquents who refer to themselves as “drapes” and their interaction with the rest of the town and its other subculture, the “squares”, in 1950s Baltimore, Maryland. “Cry-Baby” Walker (Johnny Depp), a drape, and Allison (Amy Locane), a square, disturb Baltimore society by breaking the subculture taboos and falling in love. The film shows what the young couple has to overcome to be together and how their actions affect the rest of the town.

A box office failure during its initial release, the film has subsequently become a cult classic and spawned a Broadway musical of the same name which was nominated for four Tony Awards.

The video here, Wade “Cry-Baby” Walker dancing and lip syncing to “Doin’ Time for Being Young” (vocal by James Intveld).

I’m just out for a little fun
But I’m guilty till I’m twenty-one
I guess I’m doin’ time for being young

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Rudolf Dethu

Rudolf Dethu

Music journalist, writer, radio DJ, socio-political activist, creative industry leader, and a qualified librarian, Rudolf Dethu is heavily under the influence of the punk rock philosophy. Often tagged as this country’s version of Malcolm McLaren—or as Rolling Stone Indonesia put it ‘the grand master of music propaganda’—a name based on his successes when managing Bali’s two favourite bands, Superman Is Dead and Navicula, both who have become two of the nation’s biggest rock bands.
Rudolf Dethu

Rudolf Dethu

Music journalist, writer, radio DJ, socio-political activist, creative industry leader, and a qualified librarian, Rudolf Dethu is heavily under the influence of the punk rock philosophy. Often tagged as this country’s version of Malcolm McLaren—or as Rolling Stone Indonesia put it ‘the grand master of music propaganda’—a name based on his successes when managing Bali’s two favourite bands, Superman Is Dead and Navicula, both who have become two of the nation’s biggest rock bands.

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