In 1995, Rosario Dawson had just finished eighth grade and was living in a squat. Chloë Sevigny was dry humping a lot of skateboarders. Pixar was about to put out its first feature, Toy Story. And a 52 year old man and a teenage skateboarder had just released Kids, a movie still being dissected 20 years later.

The story about the unlikely collaboration between a middle aged director and 19-year-old first-time screenwriter makes for a compelling oral history over on Rolling Stone. It’s a surprisingly emotional read. Not all of the film’s stars survived their 20s; others felt abandoned by the film’s producers once the film was released.

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From Harmony Korine’s perspective, though, everything went exactly as planned. As he puts it, “You can’t discount how excited I was, and we were, with the idea of making people—and grown-ups specifically—angry.”