What are the youngsters's problems? What is
the "raw truth" in Eldorado?
Is the ending trite or weak?
How are the characters connected with or disconnected
from each other?
|I. Their problems --with or without trauma
Rita --traumatic past, drug-dealing,
stealing, harassed by debt-collectors, cannot touch others or be touched;
Roxan -- active in helping others;
with traumatic past, harmed by the ones she helps
Lloyd -- can only talk; does
not know how to commit himself;
Marc -- hurt by Lou Lou, find
help/refuge in sex shop or video games
Henriette -- want to know how
to connect, sexually or otherwise.
|II. Their disconnections & connections
Marc and Lou Lou -- M cannot
understand Lou Lou, is not willing to be "mothered" by Lou Lou.
Rita and Lloyd --
sexual fantasies about Lloyd,
silence from the shrink, rejecting
him at the end, moving away.
connect with Rita, but misses
Roxan -- get the puppet back
herself? Rita misses the chance to make up.
Rita's reckless moments: on
the car, shooting L with a water gun;
miss the chance to comfort Rita