At its core, La Goon is a thoughtful consideration of Western social norms. Chippa, the once-bricklayer made good, still an outsider to the manufactured sheen of south Orange County and its citizens. He seeks out this overlooked reject closeout — a foil for his own character. Losing his nose and surfing anyway is a metaphor for Chippa's attitude toward material gain. A biting cultural commentary. Three thumbs up.
Filmed and edited by Jack Coleman exclusively for What Youth