It’s difficult for me to get behind art that glorifies the illegal drug culture. It just seems like exploitative, easy fodder.
That’s not to say I haven’t been known to pour a nice, big glass of wine and settle in for an Intervention marathon. Because I’m classy like that.
But Trainspotting, which examines the life of a hapless troupe of burned out drug dealers and users, is a whole different beast.
Let me preface by saying I’m probably one of the few people in the world who’s never seen the 1996 British black comedy. Nor have I read Irvine Walsh’s 1993 novel on which provided the basis for the film. So my first exposure to this rag-tag band of heroin junkies is through this new stage adaptation by Chicago-based Tom Mullen (who also directs this world premiere), which moves the action from mid-90s Edinburgh to modern-day Kansas City, Missouri, and titles it: Trainspotting USA. Read the full review on The Huffington Post >