Everything Gets Boring

On Diabolique, I’m continuing to explore British underground cinema and the BFI Flipside series. Deep End explores the disappointing end of the 1960s and the awkwardness of coming of age.

It’s a film about the awkwardness of transition and the disillusionment that inevitably follows a time of lofty idealism, released as the dying days of the Summer of Love were giving way to the cynicism of the ’70s; when the shift in the social mores of western society that had been championed in the ’60s hit the brick wall of entrenched social conservatism; when people swept up in the promise of revolution had to face the reality of promises not kept.