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April’s Monthly Featured Artist is the amazing PUNIMELT! ✨ 

Each month, we’re teaming up with a unique artist to produce a special commemorative piece featuring our one and only Crunchyroll-Hime!

Punimelt says,

”April is the time when cherry blossoms come to full bloom! I’ve illustrated Hime-chanready for a day of flower viewing with her picnic supplies. I wanted to use gentle, bright colours to convey the feelings of spring. I drew this piece eagerly and I hope you can feel how happy I felt at that moment.”

✨Find more art work here: punimelt.com, punimelt.tumblr.com
✨Talk to them here: twitter.com/punimelt
✨Buy things here: punimelt-shop.com

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Desi Punk Girl (Meenah Khan, 1981)

This criminally under-seen film from the 80s is a rare depiction of Asian British youth culture from a young woman’s perspective. Fifteen-year-old Ruby’s family are loving but predictably conservative, but Meenah Khan’s nuanced film is not your usual tale of immigrant culture clash. Ruby’s angst with her family life stems not from impending arranged matrimony, but more from a completely relatable shame regarding her conventional upbringing: her father, a failed actor, runs the local restaurant, and her house smells of curry.

Finding the confines of school and home a drag, Ruby is more interested in outsiders, spending most of her time at home listening to punk and reggae records while avoiding her mother’s attempts to spend some one-on-one time in the kitchen. Listening to the radio one night she hears a band called Alien Kulture (the seminal Asian punk band, who feature in a fantastic cameo) and becomes obsessed with the possibility of fronting her own. Enlisting the help of a classmate and her sister (an early role for the wonderful Archie Panjabi), she gets to grips with making her first demo to send to her hero John Peel (who also appears, in a brilliantly lo-fi dream sequence). Groundbreaking and essential.

Jemma Desai

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Cherry Lives (Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan, 1997)

The 1990s were a high-water mark for the teen movie (as evidenced in Charlie Lyne’s recent teen-movie essay film Beyond Clueless). While this epoch was prolific in quantity more than quality, the largely forgotten Cherry Lives serves as an exception to the rule. It’s an early effort from writing and directing duo Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan, the pair behind later wedding-themed romantic comedies Made of Honor (2008) and Leap Year (2010). The film stars Fairuza Balk (post-The Craft, pre-American History X) among a cast of unknowns as Cherry, a New York City teenager who decides to start an alt-rock band in an effort to get over a bad breakup.

The film’s title is a riff on Vitamin C’s song ‘Cherry Alive’ (recorded back when she was in the band Eve’s Plum), and singer Colleen Ann Fitzpatrick herself features in a cameo. Elfont and Kaplan subsequently helmed safer and decidedly more successful teen comedies Can’t Hardly Wait (1998) and Josie and the Pussycats (2001), but this darker, artier origin story, with its moody, violet-tinged cinematography and riot grrrl soundtrack, is worth seeking out.

Simran Hans

I WISH THESE FILM COULD EXIST EVERYDAY, NOT JUST TODAY :D

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