A terrific article Tom
At least one of the pair is often dreaming of stardom in some creative field, but drug-taking or general chaos derails their plans.
The two main characters generally fall into two distinct types: a relatively grounded and rational individual who instigates most of the pair’s schemes and adventures, and a more hedonistic figure who lives purely for kicks and has no sense of consequences.
Plot is often of limited importance in this genre, the events being as spontaneous as the characters themselves. It’s a world where women are on the periphery, but this has less to do with any…
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