Couch Potato Pickings | Kidulthood and Adulthood

London’s urban youth lingo was once a complete and utter mystery to me.

For many years, whenever I heard kids chatting on their phones on my commuter train, I’d feel incredibly frustrated. I just couldn’t make any sense of what they were saying (not that I make a habit of listening to people’s phone conversations, you understand, but you can’t really avoid it in a train carriage, can you?)

That all changed, however, in the late noughties. Thanks to the movies Kidulthood and Adulthood, I can now kind of make sense of such youth utterings, for what that’s worth…

Kidulthood, Noel Clarke

Starring, and written by Noel Clarke, whose 4321 came out in cinemas this week, Kidulthood is a gritty urban drama set in West London, just down the road from Notting Hill
Noel Clarke and 4321 (starring Julia’s niece, Emma) here.

Kidulthood is showing on 5th June on BBC3 at 11.35pm

Adulthood is showing on 6th June on Sky Movies Indie at 8.15pm

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